What God wants to do with your past is to turn it not only into a message but a ministry. He desires to make you an example what His grace can do in a life that has been restored back to Him.
Just last weekend, we had another impact session of Project25000 with a number of teenagers here in Lagos and the content of the vision (Life Mastery for Teens) we are running is Vision, Sexual Purity and Character. The reality is that these were things that have personally shaped my life. I once lived with no sense of direction, I wavered through life without a destination in mind. I once struggled with sexual sins with no one to help. All these God brought me out of. When I share with teenagers at our programs or one-on-one, I share from God's word and from a testimonial perspective. This drives the message deeper into their hearts. Today, through God's help, I've been a tool to help people find meaning and direction for their lives and to bring them out of whatever has held them down. A number of them have given their lives to Christ and others committed to getting more intimate with God.
God knows how to make sense out of your nonsense. No matter how devastating or terrible your past is, God can create a wonderful and inspiring future from it.
Remember Paul, previously a murderer, and strong apologist for the Jewish faith became a very strong apostle that turned the world upside down for Christ. Paul referred to himself as the chief of sinners, but God made him chief of the apostles at the end.
Only God can tell what He wants to make out of your mess?
Will you trust Him?
Father, make a ministry out of every mess I've been through in Jesus Name.
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