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I am not let the past define who I am.Today I am thankful that my past does not define my future.
I am a more than the culmination of my decisions and circumstances.

I was created to live a good life, a peaceful life, an abundant life!
I was born with the tools necessary to reach for great things, and to attain them!

I have within me a God-given ability to fight evil, and to win.
I have within me the ability to forgive, so that bitterness does not control me.
I have within me the ability to determine truth from a lie.

And whatever resources I cannot find within myself, I can find them by reaching out to my Creator, Who is the Source of all wisdom and power.

“I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared in my path.
I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads.

I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve faced.
I define myself by the forgiveness and faith I have found to begin again.

I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted.
I define myself by how much I have loved, and have been willing to love again.

I do not define myself by how many times I have been knocked down.
I define myself by how many times I have struggled to my feet.

I am not my pain.
I am not my past.

I am that which has emerged from the fire.”
~ Author Unknown

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“I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.”
~ John 10:10; the words of Jesus

““I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.””
~ Jeremiah 29:11

“Forgetting and forgiving the past, I look forward to what lies ahead”
~ Philippians 3:13, paraphrased

May today be a day that you
· believe what God says about you, not what your past says about you.
· grab ahold of this truth; that God is bigger than your past.
· see yourself in perspective and realize that you are stronger than your weakest parts.
· hold on to Jesus, who is your strength when you are weak
· live today with thanksgiving and anticipation
· take another bold step towards a brighter future