Don’t let the cards you’ve been dealt deter you and hinder you from experiencing the fullness of God’s plan and purpose for your LIFE!

I grew up (correction: I’m still growing up…) during a time where genetics was king. We were told that genetics dictates our future. These genetics were passed down from generation and if we were dealt a bad hand, it was our cross to bear.

As more and more research has come to light and brilliant scientists and thought leaders like Dr Bruce Lipton give us more insight into the realm of epigenetics, we find a different story building. We learn from experts in epigenetics that by changing our lifestyle and our environment, we can change our genetic story. We can literally turn off and on genetic markers for inflammation and disease and change the course of our health forever.

Far too many of us use our genetics as an excuse to not pursue our health. Sometimes we need to face the facts that some people were dealt a great hand, genetically speaking, and staying healthy, losing weight, and having energy may come natural for them. If you are like me, it’s the opposite, but just because I know I have a bigger hill to climb doesn’t mean I give up. I just accept the reality and do the work.

After awhile it comes easy, but it’s not easy in the beginning.

I was listening to a podcast the other day with a pastor talking about something remarkably similar…

He was basically saying that EVERYONE comes from “jacked up” backgrounds and genealogies. Whether it’s your parents, your grandparents, or even your great grandparents. Sometimes we use these stories to excuse our current behavior, decisions, and way of thinking.

“Like father like son.” 

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

It’s messages like these that engrain this type of toxic thinking into our lives. Yes, there is generational sin but we can rise above that!

DESPITE how messed up your background is with all the struggles, sin, and tragedy that has happened, God is greater than all of it. God is faithful and uses the past for good! God can and will give you the strength to find freedom from ALL OF THAT!

We perceive our past as a limitation, when in reality it’s fuel. Every obstacle is an opportunity with God!

Jim Kwik says, “When you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them.” Why fight to hold onto the very things that God wishes to free you from? God has given you tools and resources to break free from all that. In the Bible there are countless stories of people overcoming their past, their failures, and their sins to live out God’s purpose and future for their lives.

Epigenetics is a perfect image to show how God works despite of your past and despite your circumstances. Your family, your circumstances, and your past are all outside of your control, but God is in control of everything and uses it for your good!

It doesn’t matter the cards you’ve been dealt, you always have the choice to walk God’s path set before you, whether that’s with your health, relationships, your business, your past, or anything, because God is above it all!

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