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Stephanie Hartsell

Posted in Children, Adults  |  By Stephanie Hartsell  |  Posted on Fri Jan 23, 2015

Stephanie Hartsell

We cannot always control what happens to us in our lives, especially when we are children. Unfortunately sometimes the things that happen to us as children wind up defining the rest of our lives. Sometimes people give up and give in to the lie that because of the things that happened or were done to us, we can never be whole.

We say, "I'm like this because of ______.
I can't change because of ______ that happened to me."
You fill in the blanks.

For most of my teens and early 20's I believed this lie. Satan wanted me to believe my legacy was one of addiction, depression, anger, mental instability. It was not until I came to SMBC that I heard for the first time, that this was truly a lie. God sent Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and to make a way for me to have a relationship with Him. Through this relationship with God, He gave me a new legacy. I became a new creation in Christ. My new legacy is freedom, peace, joy and grace.

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