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New Blog: God Did It!

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15590_Let_Go_&_Let_GodI wonder how many people in ministry feel undeserving of their current position, because of the things they did in the past?  I’m not just talking about ministers, but lay leaders as well. You may be the chairperson of a ministry, but in the past you were a hell raiser.  The kicker is, there are a number of people that knew you back then, and now attend the same church as you.  When you see each other in church, how do y’all interact? Is it a quick hello and you both keep moving, or do y’all engage in conversation?  Let me help you out, in 1 Corinthians 15:10 Paul says “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me has not been in vain.” Prior to becoming a Christian, Paul was a persecutor of the Church, and would do all he could to silence anyone who talked about Jesus Christ. The man who wrote more epistles in the New Testament than anybody else had a past he was not pleased with.  How could he become so successful in ministry with what he did in his past? The answer is, God!  What God showed Paul is the same thing He is showing us today; grace.  It’s time for us to stop beating ourselves up because of our past. Let me share this secret; everybody has a past with something in it they wish they could take out. Truth be told many of us would not have chosen the ministry positions we are in, but it was not left up to us. God did it! Why?  Because, He sees potential in us and we should not be amazed, or did we forget God is our creator.  Now its left up to us to be the best we can be in what we have been called to do.

No matter how undeserving you feel, God did not make a mistake by choosing you. God has already removed the sins from your past as far as the east is from the west.  Now, it’s your turn to let go of what you did in the past.  Don’t be concerned about what they say about you, or how they attempt to push you aside.  Continue to move forward with your head up and your back straight, because God did it!