Does Your Past Define You?

Warriors ARISE

06-10-2021 • 28 min

Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson along with a special guest, Pastor Jed Chappell. He tells us his unbelievable story of his childhood troubles and how he defined himself despite the traumas of the past. He also talks about how we can view our past and use it to become better versions of ourselves for God’s glory. Join us and listen in!

[00:01 - 06:24] How God Can Use Anyone

  • Welcoming Jed Chappell
  • Troubles in childhood
  • Giving his life to Christ
  • Deepen your relationship with the Lord
  • Feeling brokenness
  • Allowing God to use you
  • Turn your hurt to help heal others

[06:25 - 12:26] How We Define Ourselves

  • About your past
  • Recognizing mistakes
  • Submitting mistakes to God
  • Using this to get better in the future
  • Give yourself a break
  • The difference between surrendering and avoiding
  • The fear of judgment
  • Looking for a trusted mentor

[12:27 - 23:05] Developing a Relationship with Christ

  • Done naturally, not systematically
  • Let the Holy Spirit speak to you
  • Take responsibility of recovering
  • Instill the mission to serve others

[23:06 - 28:20] Closing Segment

Tweetable Quotes:

“What has happened to me doesn't define me, but it does explain me.” – Jed Chappell

“So I realized all the hurts that I experienced were actually going to be used to help heal other people.” – Jed Chappell

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