Your Past Is Not God’s Future for You


In 1924 Pep was sentenced to life in prison for killing the Pennsylvania governor’s cat

by Rex Rouis

Your past need not be your future. God has a bright future in store for you, if you will accept it and believe it.

I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Take His plans and make them your plans. You can’t do that if you are always looking to your past instead of to His future. His plans for you are in His promises, and those precious promises can come alive only by seeking Him about them. He can give you the directions in the map of His word on how to get there. Jesus is the way, the road to blessing and salvation. Seek Him and hear from Him, this is the way of faith, and faith is the way of the victor.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith. I John 5:4

Don’t let the past remind us of what we are not now.Crosby Stills Nash & Young
One cannot be both a victim and a victor at the same time. Choose to be one or the other. Religion, most of the time, tries to be both and ends up being neither. Guilt and a low spiritual self-esteem will keep you in the prison-house of victimhood. It will keep you in the past of yourself instead of the future of Him. Being ‘In Him’ is being in His life and in His future.

Your past is not His future for you. It is not easy to put on the ‘new man’ in Christ (the ‘new you’ In Him), but we must. The ‘new man’ is the ‘new you’ made for a ‘new future.’ You are valuable in His eyes, so treat yourself as valuable in your own eyes. This is not always easy. Sometimes you are going to have to choose to forget the past and ignore all that is around you. Walking by faith is not walking by sight, or walking by feelings, and it sure is not walking in the past. Treating yourself as valuable is not pride but true humility before God. To do anything less is disobedience to the God Who has great plans for you and has promised great things for you. Walk with Him in the light of His love and mercy.

If we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. I John 1:7

Remember, you have no past and He has your future. Wouldn’t it be nice if life was really like this? Well, it can be if you walk in the light as He is in the light and allow His blood to cleanse you from all sin, and from all the left over stuff of the past. God has created a great separator between the past and the future, it is called Today. Every day can be a new day of opportunity in the plan and future God has for us. Our effort is to live in our ‘today’ and trust Him for a great tomorrow.

Further reading:

She Spoke Her Miracle Into Being
Speak Your Future To Your Future
Making Miracles Happen in Your Life
There Is Hope When You Are Beyond Hope
Abraham – Natural Hope Verses God’s Promised Hope

Forget yesterday, live in today, and look with hope toward a great tomorrow. Go get’m Pep.


  1. Help other people out. This is Gods direction. God wants the enemy to suffer not us. Always remember there is always someone else worst off than you.

    God wants to work the inside first then he will work outside. It may take time but it took you years to get you to where you are now.

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      John – There is a lot of truth in your comment. Keep putting the Word into your heart. Thank you. We love you. Rex


    1. Hello Bev,
      I ran across your prayer request and have prayed and came into agreement with you for God to deliver and set free.. In Jesus name. Amen

    2. Sometimes what you feel you may not be alone I believe in prayer although it may seem unanswered by faith and hope it will be well with you

  3. “I have a long story, but would really appreciate your comments,opinions, scripture,advice and possibly ecouragement. Approx. 30 yrs ago I gave my aching heart to the Lord. And he made an absolute incredible life and marriage for me. The absolute most wonderful,time of my life. He fixed every single thing down to minute details in a matter of a day or two. It was truly miraculous to me and Ilovee the Lord and new without a doubt that he loved me abundantly. After two years and an impossible ex wife whom I could not tolerate she did not love her children which I fell blessed to have. Was 28 yrs old and believed was undoable to conceive(. I felt disrespected by my husband, because the lenieancy he placed on her relation
    with her two sons. I thought it pure child abuse and manipulation on her part. She was breaking these two preciouses boys hearts with her lies and promises and eif sh to choke her. So I said by to the church eventually. I conceived our youngest son almost miraculously on our 1styear anniversary. Which I had planned a romantic getaway surprise for my husband complete with babysitter and his bags packed and in the car. He even had to wear a mask covering his eyes part of the way. Anyways found out the old romance thing works. He was born 9 months to the day of our 1st marriage anniversary. Thought thee Hubble would trobery to out
    Again so blessed by God, Loved my in laws went to Israel for our honey moon along with them. Awesome. Back. To the ex that almost tookdecidedI our family down thru a custody battle. She wanted money. But the only way she would give up custody was to pay 0. So my husband and I separated for a year 1/2.” Oh yea after the baby was born I think I suffered postpartum depression. We bboth fell completely away from God and our sober life’s. When we resumed alcohol our oldest son was devastated. He had seen too much with his mom and dad and his father and Me the year1/2 we dated/fought/drank. Any way when I made the decision to begin drinking I was complete sober, under immense stress. I did not turn to God sadly. I decided I was going to reject God and live my life my own way. Knowing that things would get worse. I also considered my salvation of our youngest son. diseaseMy dream was to raise him in a total sold out Christian. I let that dream go and justified it with my complete abusive dysfunctional childhood while pouring the wine “I turned out ok”.Switch to 2018. I have been dxd with young onset Parkinson’s disease. The same that Michael j. Fox suffers. I was dxd 9 yrs ago. It is progressive, debilitatin(gets worse everyday). No cure. I have a deep brain stimulator inside my head which has to be charged 45 minutes daily. I take about 12;pills to go to sleep at night and 8 a day for tremors and all the other motor/no motor symptoms which come from this ultimate hopestealer. And our youngest child has broken my heart as no man could ever. He is currently 27 in a few days. He has just left his second long term rehab. And has numerous felony’s all over the country. He has been inand ou of jail I have
    Not trying to be funny lost count. He prefers to live on street and beg/con people out of money. He justifies it with the fact that it makes the giver fee, good about self. I have no idea where he got his values. His father and I have remained married for 30 yrs. and his dad has worked with same company for 37 yrs. I am seeking God and have been not seriously before I got sick. I am 57 yrs old and feel 80. My husband tries to take care of me. He is my only life I have. I try to stay positive. This website gives me hope. Do you believe my relationship with the Lord can be restored. Sometimes I know he hears me. But Inam struggling. I must admit. My husband continues to live for the Lord. Nearly daily praying and studying Gods Word.. we are both currently alcohol free for 6 or 9;months. My husband works nights 3 to 11 pm. It seemsI am always alone. I really want him to retire.. pls pray for my family.

    1. Oh I am thankful to have miraculously ran across this post! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever. Experience Pentecost today! If you will obey (in faith) Acts2:38, 39 the Lord will do a Miracle in your lives! Find a Jesus Name baptizing, Holy Ghost filled church and nothing less! It will work!! I know sounds like you both have experience with God. It he doesn’t stop here though, not even! God bless and prayers for you and your family! I can give you testimony of healing and instant deliverance from alcohol etc… Family restoration (really messed up too for years)… but only because I submitted to God and he poured in His power (Acts1:8) and every day is sweeter!..
      …I really want to explain better if we can visit more, Lord bless! ?

  4. Yesterday is a cancelled check, forget it
    Tomorrow is a promissory note, don’t count on it
    Today is ready cash, use it

  5. Yes I will forget my past and try to live in the future God has kept for me.

    1. You will be fine. Just keep on praying. Listen to the Miracle Prayer by Fr Rookee on YouTube. It is very powerful. God bless you.

    2. May God’s Ministering Angels, Sings Melodies Of Peace & Healing To You my Sister.

    3. Don’t be discouraged God has a plan for your life. It may take time and believe.
      It may be the hardest thing you do in life but it will be worth it.
      Don’t give up!
      Have hope again and dream again, it’s not to late. If people were honest everyone has a story.

  6. This is a great read – thank you. Particularly your point about not trying to be a victor and a victim at the same time. I think this is a vital message for all Christians. God has already won the victory for us – we need to walk in that, by faith. Keep up the great work.

  7. In fact this is a blessing for me in the time of need. I say a big thanks,God will increase you the more. Amen.

  8. Another facet on the gemstone of truth/ created Adam willingly became infected with, and a carrier of disobedience ,sin,and death, to the which all of his descendants inherited, even though they had not acted in the ,similitude of there father,his taint was their taint,another way to put it there ain’t. ===However, The Father, produced another offspring ( birthed not created), whom willingly retained and dispersed, obedience, purity, and everlasting life. To the which all who are (rebirthed) in him inherited, even though they had not acted in the similitude of their FATHER . His Glory was their Glory, beginning of story( GRACE the much more) Romans five : 12-21

  9. I once was lost but now am found was blind but now can see, always ask for Gods’ grace in every endeavour, I have been battling severe depression with schizophrenic episodes, I asked for Gods help and he directed me to the right person. The depression comes and goes but the schizophrenia is banished. I am so lucky to have a loving family, Christian friends, a job, a home, food in the cupboars and clothes to wear. Let us all pray for those who have so little <3,

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      PS I am working on an article about the humanity and emotions of Jesus. I am learning so much about how messed up His relationship was with His own family. He knows exactly what we are going through except without the sin.

  10. This site is God sent, ever since I came across this website just few hours from now, I can’t tell what going on in life now,i mean something else is trying to take control over my life. I bless today.
    Please I’ve known christ since my birth but now I really and Truely want to fellow him 100% now.
    Am confused in some decisions, please I really need someone to help me out and mentor me, THANKS.

  11. Thank you!! Why? 1:00 am til 7:40 am this morning I was listening to country music and the voices of a selection of regrets and sorrows, some with tears. AMONG those “useless voices” from the past was the voice of The Lord, very present very reassuring always loving. He didn’t leave me. He held my hand and heart until I remembered..I am more than conqueror and victorious in Christ Jesus. You Are Right. Dead Dogs Need A Reminder.

  12. Lily, I may not share your exact circumstances but I have shared your feelings, in fact I’m still trying to get through them after my illness. Let’s work together because you know what? It will get better because God will not forsake us! Try to forget yesterday, embrace your rejuvenated health, love your baby and think of all the joy in store for you. Don’t look back! Love you.

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      Yes, we all need love, and a future of hope. It is the hope that motivates us. Without hope there is no reason to do anything. No reason to fight the evil and the hurt. No strength to leave the past. We bring each other love and hope, and, of course, God is the source of Love and Hope. The Devil tries to imprison us through our thinking while God is working to free us through our believing. The thinking takes no effort, it just comes because we are like an antenna in an evil world.

      Believing and the renewing of the mind take effort. It is like swimming upstream, and all the while we bump into all the terrible stuff floating at you coming downstream. The voice in your head says, “Why not just float down with the rest, swimming just is too much work?” And you think, “Yes, why not, floating is so much easier?” Well, because that river will take you to more sorrow and death.

      The voice in the Bible and in your heart says, “No, fight on, come to me, get more of Me inside of you and we can do this together.” Like anything, it is hard at first but it gets easier. The Holy Spirit helps us. The more we have of Him the more help we have. Rex

  13. Rex, i don’t know how you do it but you always awe me. This is truly a keeper. Thank you.

  14. Past is cast into the sea of forgetfulness as far as the east is from the west. Buried hatchets where sleeping dogs lay. Dissolved absolution. ” Your sins I remember no more”! Hebrews inherited. Amen

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      YES, so be it. And sometimes those dead dogs need to killed again, or at least reminded that they are dead. God bless you. Rex

  15. Blessed are ye when…for I declare change for all when I die and raise soon. Yours is the kingdom” ! Sermon on the mount prophecy. Fulfilled. Weedwacker.

  16. This was such a great read and well written. I really need some practical help . This depression or whatever it is …my mind feels stuck like I can’t pick myself up to do anything. My job is on the line , my apartment , the newborn . I just wake up to the same routine not tending to anything . Feeling low. I need help. It’s like my mind is blocked or something.

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      Lily – I am praying for you. We love you. I have sent you an email.

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