Men called Joseph a houseboy and prisoner but God called him a Prime Minister. That was where he was going. Don’t worry about where you’ve been and where you are now. What is about to be is better than what has been. What you are becoming is more important to God than what you are now. [John 1:12]
There are many people that are rich today but will become poor because of the way they are living. The Prodigal Son in the Bible is a typical example - Luke 15:12-22. On the other hand, somebody may be poor today and he is becoming rich by the habits and decisions he is making today. What you are becoming is more important to God than what you are and that is why God wants you to take what He wants you to become as your position - believe it and accept it.
You don’t have to suffer sickness because, in Christ Jesus, you have been healed. The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:24, by the stripes of Jesus, you are healed. Physically, you may be sick, but you’ve got to acknowledge that your position in Christ is a healed position. You are no more a sick person trying to get healing. If you are born again, you are a healed person that the devil is trying to steal something from. When you are born again, you become a joint heir with Jesus to inherit everything that belongs to Him. Acknowledge whatever you have. Physically you may not look like that, but spiritually that is what you are in the presence of God. This was what happened to Abraham; God called him the father of many nations before he became one.
Men can only describe you by your past or present condition because that is the only thing they know about you. They don’t know your future which is what God uses to describe you. God never describes you by where you have been; He describes you by where you are going. Where we are going is far better than where we have been.
You may have been in a horrible place in the world or you may have been abused, but where God is taking you is so glorious, so wonderful and the Devil is jealous of it. The Devil wants your ugly past to still be your future, in spite of the glorious future that God has for you. Don’t let him do that; don’t let him keep you focused on the past.
God said concerning Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren - Luke 1:36b. Barrenness is what people knew about her, but they didn’t know that she would give birth to the forerunner of the ministry of Jesus. Don’t focus on the past, it belongs to the past. God uses your future to describe you.