Haunted houses and ghosts are about to become the seasonal rage once again over the next month or so. Folks really get into Halloween. I guess if getting the hell scared out of you is the point then perhaps more evangelicals should use scare tactics and haunted sanctuaries to grab the world’s attention.
But seriously, let us consider that those things that haunt us are oftentimes from our own past. They are either things that we did or things that were done to us. Both hunt us down in our sleep and haunt us during our waking hours.
Yet, imagine your past hurts helping you. If your abuse-filled childhood helps you help runaway teens and teen moms without prenatal care, let it do so. Past and personal struggles can make making it hard or they can open your eyes to numerous opportunities to advance and broaden the kingdom of God as you work through some of your own pain and struggle.
Pray for freedom from the dominance of your past demons over your life. Fend off the persecution from your past. Let it help you.