Chosen by God!
Our minds are so complex! Letting go of the past could be challenging when it is laced with guilt and condemnation. Learning to embrace God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace is key to letting go of the past and walking in the present. If the enemy can keep us in the past we are not a threat to him in the present or future. He basically renders us ineffective. The past keeps us self-focused and robs us of the opportunity to impact others. As members of the body of Christ we need each other and when one member isn’t functioning it impacts all of us.
Another critical aspect of not being able to let go of the past is the need to want to fix it. Unfortunately we can’t fix it. Instead we must forgive all involved and, with God’s help, move forward. When others try to remind us of our past we must remind them of the blood and this promise from God’s Word:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.” (II Corinthians 5:17 HCSB)
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