At 6:25 this morning I was woken up by some serious shaking going on. It felt as if it was part of a dream but I soon realised it wasn’t. It was a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that was rocking our apartment building in Darwin. One week ago, Darwin was also hit by a category 2 cyclone called Marcus. The absolute force and power of nature is frightening. It is something that we have no control over. All we can do is take cover and make sure we are safe. It’s so scary because it is out of our hands and every single one of us likes to be in control.
There are however so many things that we do have control over. Yet we allow things to control us, that don’t need to. One thing that doesn’t need to control you is your past. What others have done to you or what you have done to yourself , can only control you if you allow it to. There are far too many people in this world living as victims. When you are bullied at school or abused by someone or you grew up in poverty or you have messed up badly because of stupid decisions you have made, you have a choice! You can either let it define your life and let it defeat you, or you can stand up and say: “I can’t change my past, but I will not allow it to control my future!”
Don’t allow the dark things that have happened in your life, to take away the amazing potential that is waiting to come out. Right now you are standing in the doorway between 2 rooms. The one room has a bright light shining, representing the possibilities in your future. The other is dark. You have a choice to step into the dark side, close the door and allow your past and your circumstances to steal your future. Or you can step into the light, close the door to your past and don’t allow it to affect your future anymore.
You see, Satan is calling you to reflect on all the negative things in life and he will keep reminding you of it if you allow him to. He wants you to fail! He wants your life to add up to nothing. On the other hand, God is calling you to a life of victory and hope. All you need to do is trust Him and turn away from that darkness. Don’t live one more moment as a victim. Choose Jesus and live a life of victory!