“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
There is not one thing you can do about your past. There is nothing you can do to change what’s already happened.
- Yup, you royally messed up when you ____________.
- Yup, you should have never said ____________.
- Yup, you should have never been with ____________.
The thing about every one of these things is that they happened. We did it. We messed up. And the memories are so vibrant and real. That’s why these memories hurt so much.
The devil loves to bring these up to torment us.
While it is true that there is nothing we can do about our past, because of what God has done for us in Christ, we can all live into a new reality. The past does not define us. The past does not conquer us. In Christ, we have a new reality, a new future, new possibilities..
The difference between who you are today and who you want to be in the future all depends on what you do right now.
You do not have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you!
The only thing that defines who you are is Christ and Christ alone. He is your identity. He is your purpose.
It is precisely because of our past that Christ died for us and rose again from the dead for us. In Christ we are new. The old is gone! There is a new creation.
Choose today to honor God with your time, your choices, and your actions.
Love what Zig Ziglar wrote, “You can’t start over. But you can begin now and make a new ending.”
Go ahead. Start writing!