II Corinthians 5:17 (GNT) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
I have discovered that Satan always defines your life based on your past; God defines you by your future. Satan’s purpose is that “You’re never going to change!” “You always do that!”
Perhaps you’ve heard such words. Words can define us if we let them. Failure can be a warning sign that motivates change or it sends us into self-sabotage and shame. The cross paid the price for that. Have you accepted the price paid by Jesus on your behalf?
When you allow others to define who you are that is contrary to who God says who you are, you’ve made them an idol in your life. You’ve allowed a spirit of rejection and shame and performance to define you.
When we come to know Christ our spirit is 100% redeemed. However, our soul requires regeneration. This is a long-term process. The Bible calls it sanctification. “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
Point to ponder- The next time someone tries to define you based on your past, remind them you are a new creation “work in progress.”
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