Oh as you run,
what hindered love
become part of the story.
–Steffany Gretzinger, Come out of Hiding
A few weeks ago, I took part in a night of prophetic teaching, and one of the words spoken was the lyrics to this song.
It snuck past my defences, and opened my heart to receive the words God wanted me to hear. My tears, oh how they flowed!
I have lived my life with too much fear & regret, feeling like there are too many chapters I wish I could rip out of my story.
But looking at my life from my perspective is not what I am meant to do.
I am meant to lean into God, and press in for the promises and purpose He has for me.
Not to take a long look back at what was, but to keep my eyes fixed on Him & what He has ahead for me. I am not a waste, or the sum of my mistakes.
Part of sharing my story is how God is shattering my vision, removing my faulty lie lined glasses, and let me see His vision instead.
God doesn’t use an eraser, or liquid paper, or start our story over.
He takes away the hurt, the pain, and restored the broken places of the past chapters, and helps us write each day moving forward with his help & strength.
He doesn’t remember the past.
Its a new day, every day with Him.
And because of that amazing mind-blowing aspect of His character…..
My story isn’t finished yet, and neither is yours!
We can have hope, because what the enemy intended to use against us becomes only part of our story in God’s hands & plans.
With His grace, we can live our story unhindered!
Its time to step into the light of His grace,
gaze on His face,
and move into the place
He has waiting for us!