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Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past to Create a Beautiful Future

Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past to Create a Beautiful Future

by Tracie Miles


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God still has a plan for you—not in spite of your past, but because of it!

Do regret and shame over your failures, sins, and shortcomings make you wonder how you could ever be loved, much less used, by a holy God? Tracie Miles felt the same way until she discovered the path to healing, peace, and significance.

She helps you recognize that God not only has a purpose for you, but He has prepared you for your divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of your past.

Through her own story and stories from other women who have discovered God's purpose for their lives because of adverse experiences, Tracie helps you see how God can turn pain into purpose. You will find forgiveness and healing from the troubles of your past, discover the courage to step out of your comfort zone to help others find hope and strength, and be inspired to step into the beautiful future God divinely designed for you.

"No matter what you've been through or what's been done to you, if you're still breathing, God isn't finished with you yet! Let Tracie Miles help you discover your calling and the way you are uniquely equipped to make your life count!"
—Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart and Proverbs 31 Ministries' radio cohost, "Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee"

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764211997
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 950,465
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tracie Miles ( is a conference speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a monthly contributor for the ministry's "Encouragement for Today" devotions. She also has her own active blog as well as popular Facebook and Twitter pages. With a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she spent fifteen years in the corporate world before becoming a speaker and writer for God's kingdom. Tracie and her husband, Michael, have three children and live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 The Face in the Mirror 17

2 A New Reflection 27

3 God Always Keeps His Promises 38

4 Breaking Free from the Past 49

5 God Always Has Something To Say 63

6 Listening to the Right Voice 73

7 Never Too Broken 86

8 Your Pain Was Not for Nothing 99

9 It Starts at the Cross 112

10 But Where Was God When I Needed Him? 124

11 The You the world Can See 137

12 Believing in Your Hidden Potential 151

13 If It Were Easy, Everybody Would Do It 165

14 Called to Stretch 178

15 Called to Get Wet 188

16 Called to Move 200

17 Living the Proof 210

18 Let the Building Begin 240

19 The Power of One Life 240

20 You Can Go Farther Than You Think 248

Notes 261

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