Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

Do you think of yourself as damaged goods because of what may have happened to you in your past?  God does not see you as damaged; He sees you through the eyes of Jesus Christ as being righteous.  Regardless of what may have happened to you, you must forgive yourself and forgive those who may have hurt you in order to embrace the wonderful life that God has in store for you.  God loves you.  One of my favorite scriptures reminds me that ALL things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  This suggests that no matter what may have happened to me or to you, God is in control and is shaping the circumstances such that you and I will benefit.  Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has planned a successful future for each of us, but we need to believe that and embrace it.  Don’t allow your past to dictate your future; instead, you should “forget those things that are behind and reach forward to what lies ahead” (Phil 3:13), and that is the future that God has planned for you.  Amen!




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  1. Rasheda Goins : March 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    AMEN! Elder Valerie Giddings , so perfectly written it is God’s truth this is what he wants us to know , once we except the gift of Salvation we are New Creatures in Christ constantly renewing our minds with the mind of Christ.

  2. Min Isaac Bridges : April 29, 2019 at 4:35 am

    That is an excellent word, Elder Val. All too often we are guilty of looking back which can rob us of what is ahead of us. Our past is not our future. God has given us Hope. Amen.

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