No moment was wasted
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I only fully devoted myself to God about 3 years ago. Within those three years I have had battles in my mind about how much time I wasted not living for God. How much time I wasted doing things I shouldn’t have done and being in places I shouldn’t have been. I know that who I was and where I was wasn’t God’s best for my life. But it came to a point where I was beating myself up so much about it, that I was wasting my right now with God because I was freeing about where I once was.
We all have a past – we all have had moments when we were distant from God, living a life He never intended for us. We all have sinned and we all have fallen short.
The great thing about our God is that He works all things for the good. No moment of your past was wasted. He uses everything, if only we let Him. He will use that past mistake to shape you into someone stronger. He will use your journey as a testimony to glorify His goodness.
Don’t bottle it up, and try to throw it out at sea to be forgotten about. Embrace who you were, and praise God for who you are now. Thank Him that you aren’t still where you used to be, doing the things you used to do. Pray that He pour out peace in your heart, and teaches you how to walk with Him unashamedly and freely.
Allow God to use your story for His glory.