- Do you believe that your past affects your life as it is today? Why or why not?
- How have you approached the issues in your past? What are the hardest things for you to confront?
- Ask yourself these five questions:
- Where in my life do I get defensive?
- Where in my life do I overcompensate (do I try to do too much)?
- Where in my life am I overly critical of myself and others?
- Where in my life do I regularly get sad or angry?
- Where in my life do I know I am just faking it?
- Which of these questions sticks out to you the most? What pain points arise from reviewing these areas of your life?
- We must confront our past, to find peace in our present so that we can provide for the future. Have you found peace with your past? What steps can you take to work on finding peace with your past?
Read Deuteronomy 5:9-10
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.
- What in your past or your family’s past have you been affected by the most?
- What can you do now to confront your past, in order to positively affect the future generations in your family?
Make The Change
- What is something in your past that you’re currently ignoring that you need to confront?
- How can the changes you make now affect future generations?
- Take some time to pray, journal, or talk to a friend about any issues you need to confront. Ask God to help you deal with those things in order to help give you peace in the future.