"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Say this with me: MY PAST IS BEHIND ME!
Yes, that is correct! Since you have accepted Christ into your life, your past doesn't matter anymore. If you are anything like me, the enemy continues to remind me of who I used to be. Whether it be through thoughts, others who knew me before Christ, or social media he constantly attempts to remind me of who I used to be.
I do not care if you were a liar, murderer, or cheater, when you accept Christ into your life, he makes all things new. When our past comes to haunt us, we must defeat the haunting with the Word of God. The word of God definitely tells us in the aforementioned verse that our past is behind us once we decide to accept Christ into our lives.
Starting today, we will no longer allow our past to pop into our minds to make us feel inadequate. Going forward, when others remind you of who you used to be, go ahead and let them know, "I am a new Creation!" Do not allow others to keep you in your past. The key to living and thinking positives about ourselves, is shutting out the negative. Throughout the day today declare and remind yourself that you are a new creation!
Shall We Pray?
Father, I thank you so much for sending your son, Jesus, to make me new! Father I pray that you will help me to continue to declare and walk in the newness of you! Father you are so awesome! Thank you for loving me that much! Amen.
Take about 5 minutes out of your day to write down 10 Positive Things about yourself. Be very specific. This list will be your go to list when your past comes as a reminder. Use this list to remain positive in your thinking about yourself!