Your past, your foundation, not your ceiling

Published 10:21 am Monday, July 23, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett


Your past is never your ceiling, it’s always your foundation…build on it!!!

In our past, there are matters that may be deep in our lives and we want to keep them hidden. They may be things that we are not proud of, ashamed of or very hurtful whenever we think about them.

I wish I could tell you that people free of charge will not come up to you and reminded you of the things you did or have not done. It appears to be the nature of our culture to spread negativity and drama.

This is not anything new as all through the bible people were having their past paraded in front of their face.

The one common thread between them is that only the people who were having their past placed in their face were those who were building on the foundation of their past.

There’s a cliché “if you build it they will come.”

This is true when you begin to build on your past. When you begin to build on your past people will take notice, some will celebrate, congratulate or player hate but they will take notice.

Some people will even look to point out what they believe is a flaw in your construction just to take attention off themselves. One thing I have found is that these people are not looking to divert attention away from them; they want the attention that they really don’t know how to obtain.

They use the hurt and calamities of their own past to fuel an unhealthy attempt to draw attention when all they are doing is drawing a mural of confusion, clutter and chaos. As much as we may say life is not fair, life is as fair as fair can be.

Who does not have a past? Who has not done some things that they are not proud or ashamed of? We all have fallen and come short of the glory of God and the biggest, shameful thing is when a person acts like they have never done anything wrong or shameful.

Don’t allow for your past mistakes to be held over your head by others or yourself because it is not your ceiling. Place them under your feet and build on your mistakes.

Solomon speaks that a righteous man “may” fall seven times and “rise” again. David says “many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of “THEM ALL”.

Your past has made you strong enough to endure future storms…..Build, Build, Build!!!!!!!!!!!


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.