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Be Transformed by Your Past Instead of Transferring It

Pastor Pete Wilson, Senior Pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, shares with us 4 unique choices that have the potential to change your life forever. As a pastor, he is in contact with people on a daily basis. It came as a shock to him that many people, both Christians and non-Christians, have a deficit of hope. This became a catalyst in writing his book, Let Hope In.

"We are a collective of choices...the choices we make dictate the life we live. "

Pastor Wilson lays out that in life, there are basically 4 choices that we make as Christ-followers. Regardless of whether you make the right or wrong choice, there will be implications.

Here, Pastor Wilson briefly teaches on one of the choices -choosing to be transformed by your past or to just transferring the pain into your future.

"Your past is not really your past, if it's still impacting your present."

A lot of people assume that if something is over, be it 5 years or 10 years, it is in the past. But if you don't deal with it, you will just be transferring it from relationship to relationship or even down the generations. When the shame of your past becomes your identity, you will be locked in a vicious cycle as you keep making the same choices based on the wrong image of yourself.

Hope is a choice. It doesn't just happen to you. You have to choose hope.

And hope changes everything.

It can disarm guilt, shatter shame, and put your past in its place. All you have to do is make the choice to let it in. It won't be easy. It won't be quick. But it is possible and we serve a God who promises over and over again that anything is possible.

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