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Genesis 26: 4-5
I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to you and your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes and my laws.
How seriously we take our walk with God today will affect generations to come. Certainly you can see in your own life the ripple affect of your ancestors in your life, both positive and negative. There’s no way to live our lives free from it affecting others for good and bad.
It is amazing to read the verses following these because Isaac ended up saying that Rebekah was his sister instead of his wife just like Abraham had with Sarah – they even shared the same fears.
The wonderful thing about God is that no matter what your past or your parents, grandparents etc past may be you always have the opportunity to change where you are headed! We can’t change our past but we can start today to change the future. If we whole heartedly give our lives to God so He directs our thoughts, attitudes and behaviors then our lives and the lives of those we influence will change for the good. Our biggest struggles in life tend to be those areas we haven’t chosen to allow God to have control in. A lot of times that can even be holding onto past mistakes and not accepting God’s forgiveness to the point of letting it go so we can move forward.
Take a moment today and think about where you are headed. Is it where you want to lead your family and is it truly all you can be? Are there heavy weights holding you back that you need to give to God so you can better follow and serve Him? Give yourself the opportunity today to start fresh and give whatever it is that is holding you back from being all you can be to God and determine in your heart that your influence will not only affect others in a positive way today but will have a godly positive influence for generations to come! Get a glimpse of the bigger picture for a moment and allow it to be your “game changer” for life and not just your life but the lives of all those you love.
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London