Please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. (Josh. 2:12)

Realtors are bound by a fiduciary agreement to the party they represent. This means their actions and words must first and foremost protect the interest of their clients. There are times when the client must disclose to the realtor information pertaining to the transaction—for instance, their bottom (or top in the instance of a buyer) number. The client provides the requested information so that the realtor can guide and help them navigate to the best possible outcome. And in return, they expect the realtor to use the information for their benefit only. It is all about trust.

Rahab’s past made her an unlikely alliance for the spies, but she hid them on the roof to protect them. Then, she requested the same level of protection from them. Just as she spared their lives, she wanted the same for herself and her family. In that moment, the only thing that mattered was her agreement with the spies and their ability to guide her to the best possible outcome.

At times I allow my past to dictate how I respond to current situations. I determine I am not worthy or capable of stepping into a particular opportunity. However, God says differently. He does not use past mistakes to determine current success. Instead, he only desires a changed heart and a willingness to trust his guidance.

Don’t let your past keep you from God’s will for your future.

Tara Klein, a lover of words, shares her imperfect, unconventional Christian journey as a female, mother, and wife to invite others into God’s unconditional love.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.