We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
I Thessalonians 1:2-8
Remembering can have a powerful influence over how one goes forward into the newness of life. The newness of life can because of your prior experiences be the opportunity to take your life in your hand and Drive Your Narrative. It is hopeful that all of us would learn from our experience and use those lessons as a tool to strategizing and moving forward. I remember my journey and as a result of that reflection am better informed to navigate my present circumstances., You and I have been chosen by God to LIVE and live a life that is full and abundant and each experience of our lives are building blocks to that end. God chose you and the journey that has been, is, and what is before you, and challenges you to choose to LIVE by remembering and leveraging your past experiences as well as relationships that God ordained for your life in order to overcome and inherit all things. As we choose to leverage our experiences and relationships it will have a cascading affect on everyone and everything of our space, giving of our witness that God would be glorified and He in turns glorifies, reveals us and the power within us to LIVE!