Sunday at church God spoke to me that there were some in the church who sensed God had a call on their lives, but thought that their past disqualified them. I spoke a word of exhortation that their future was not determined by their past. This morning in my devotional reading John Stanko used the story of Rahab to illustrate that same point. Stanko said, “The message of Rahab is that your past sins and your present occupation cannot keep you from purpose if your heart is set on serving the Lord’s will for your life.”
Rahab was a prostitute, yet God chose her to be David’s great grandmother and, 14 generations later, a direct ancestor of Jesus.
No matter your past, a life surrendered to God’s will makes for a life He’ll use for His good and His glory. Don’t let the devil steal your ministry because of what you’ve done in the past.