“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)
God has given a spiritual gift to every born-again Believer. God gifted us to bring glory to Himself and to edify the church. Even a woman with a past is given a gift. God desires to use you, a woman with a past to build His church.
Don’t let shame, guilt, or embarrassment prevent you from using the gift(s) God gave you. Besides, who better to minister to women with a past than a woman with a past?
10. You Are a Daughter of the King
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.” (Galatians 3:26)
Despite our pasts, we are God’s children. Our pasts didn’t prevent Him from adopting us, and our pasts don’t stop Him from accepting or embracing us. Further, our adoption gives us a new nature. We no longer have to claim our familial limitations. Thus, we can stop saying, "It runs in my family. This is how I was raised." We have a new family now, and we're being conformed into the image of Christ. Rejoice!
I pray these ten promises bless you as much as they have blessed me. As I've stated throughout this article, everybody has a past. However, our pasts don't predict our futures. We can look forward to the future with great expectation, confident that God has a purpose and plan for women like you and me, women with a past. So, come out from behind the shadows of the shame and guilt of your past, accept God’s forgiveness, and walk in the newness of life. You are blessed beyond measure.
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