At times, it can feel as though we are too broken for God to do anything great in our lives. The incredible news is that there is nothing God can’t use in our lives to make us better. God takes our damage and uses it to make us who we were actually created to be. No matter what we’re going through or what we have experienced, God has an incredible way of pulling us together because with God nothing is wasted.
Moses’ life was so unexpected on many levels. His story is a true reminder that how we start doesn’t have to be how we finish. Sometimes we make decisions and let them cripple us and steal from our future. In Acts 7:30-32 Moses met God and God directed him toward his future. It says “An angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.”
The only way to leave our past in the past is to let God create a new future. There are things we will do that we must own. There will always be people who want to define us by the worst moments in life. Even when Moses was running God, was preparing him. When we think we are wasting time, God uses time as fertilizer. We must remember God looks at us at our worst, and only sees all the good we can do.
“With God there is nothing wasted.” – Erwin McManus
“Nothing Wasted” message by Erwin McManus, previously recorded at Mosaic Hollywood.
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