Everyone has a past. Our past can be filled with embarrassing moments, stains, sins, and hurts. Thinking about the past can make you tense and feel guilt. It’s confining. So, how do you get past your past? Let me show you…

Have you ever held a newborn baby in your arms and thought, how beautiful, this is a brand new creature? That’s a baby without a past.

Did you know that if you believe in Christ you have been made a new creation? And if you are a new creation – think about this – your past has ceased to exist.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Think it through. If you are born again, you have no past. No matter what you’ve done, the past is non-existent.

  • lying
  • cheating
  • stealing
  • adultery
  • murder
  • immorality
  • perversion
  • slander
  • or any other sin

You are a new creature. All things have passed away and you are a new creation.

YOU HAVE NO PAST!

Not ready to believe that? Here’s some Biblical proof:

1 John 1:9 MSG

…if we admit our sins– make a clean break of them– he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing.

1 John 2:1-2 MSG

I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest- Friend in the presence of the Father:Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good– not only ours, but the whole world’s.

John 3:17-18 MSG

God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

The only time you have a past – is when you remember it.

So, here’s a little tip–quite bringing it back up. God doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. And if you’re smart, you won’t either. Drop the subject. Look, God has, He said…

Isaiah 44:22 MSG
I’ve wiped the slate of all your wrongdoings.
There’s nothing left of your sins.
Come back to me, come back.
I’ve redeemed you. “

Hebrews 4:16 NLT

So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.

So what can you do to get rid of your past?

Just picture yourself as a brand new baby in God’s arms. How beautiful! You’re a new life. You have a new start. A new begining. A new life in Christ. That’s you. Beautiful! But you’ll never get rid of your past if you keep remembering it. So forget it.

The key to getting rid of your past – is to picture yourself WITHOUT ONE!

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