"You have to know where you came from in order to know where you're going" has been heard throughout history. Do we understand, truly, what this means? And what does this have to do with being led to lead?
So many times in my own life, my walk has been determined by people that have not always had the right answers, but in order for myself to understand what my true purpose in life is, I have to first understand where it all began.
When the Lord walked with Adam and Eve, He showed us that He is a relational Father that wants to lead His sons and daughters with His love, not judgement. So many times I have heard that "man ate of the tree and he was cursed." But in all honesty God said, "You have been deceived," not cursed. So this is coming from a Father that is trying to show us His love. If our view of Father is that He is only there for correction, not loving or educating us of how we are to live, then how can we lead from a position of His goodness? So first we need to know where we came from in order to know where we are going.