You are not a castaway, says the LORD. I have not thrown you away, overlooked you, forgotten you or abandoned you. You are not on the shelf collecting dust. You are not just an ornament to look at either. I have a purpose for you and the best that is yet to come. Your past is not your goal. Do not think about the good old days or the troubled times, for that is not where you are headed. Don’t bother looking at the rear view mirror, for you will go in the direction that your attention takes you. Don’t think about failure or success of the past, for neither will confine you or dictate to you or define you, says the LORD.
Look to Me, for I Am in front of you, bringing you into a higher level in Me. You have been preserved in the fiery trials that have been refining you. Your faith that has been tested is not failing, but becoming pure and holy. I Am burning out the fear and doubt and bringing you into a complete trust in Me. I have kept you through the difficult times of pruning and purging and preparation so that you are ready for what I have prepared for you. It is the finest and the refined will stand, complete in Me and do great feats for Me and My kingdom, says the LORD. Do not give up or think that it is over or that you are eliminated, for I have called you and chosen you and you are being prepared for every good work that is ahead, says the Lord.