This is written by TD Jakes!
Is from his Relationship Bible (King James Version)
Those persons who understand your past are essential because, try all we want to avoid it, we are largely a product of our past. It shapes many of our likes and dislikes, eccentricities and peculiarities. In short, it has all the world to do with how you react now. But having someone who “knew you when” is not enough, as many lack the dexterity to relate to where you are now. Most people “knew you when,” but they often have a tendency to anchor you to their previous knowledge of you and thereby stifle your growth. If they themselves haven’t progressed your development is often seen as betrayal, and they resent you. Only a very secure minority has the capacity to grow with you. If they haven’t kept up with you, they will inevitably try to drag you back to their last impression of you.
Then there are those who know where you are now but do not know where you came from, and therefore can’t always be objective in their current appreciation of your struggle and process, values and fears. No one can appreciate the enormity of your success if they haven’t seen the ferocity of your struggle. It is like walking into the theater in the middle of the play where you keep asking, “what does he mean by that?” or “why is she so upset about that?” You have missed a major portion of the setup, and hence you do not fully appreciate the present.
If you are going to get to your promised land, you must leave home, so you decide. Do you want to stay home with the mediocre or find the glory God has promised you?
Regardless of the outcome today, Please know that I’m you friend in good times and in bad times. Keep the spirit and when you go to church tonight! Make sure you put on the full armor of God!
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a]against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
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