Leave The Past In The Past
Every person who is Born Again and at some point in his or her lives made a conscious decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ has got a past. We are all sinners who saved by the grace of God and now made to be saints.
Many times the enemy will use our past as a tool to try and attack us and play mid games with you. However we need to know who we are in Christ Jesus and what we have.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
We cannot take away our past, it happened and we cannot change it, however we can affect our futures by what we do now. Everyday actions guided by the Holy Spirit of God, showing us how to live right. We need to be like Paul when he said these words:
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We have to be aware the enemy can use that everything we watch, listen to and read as a potential weapon against us.
Some people find it so hard to forgive themselves of their past because they feel it was so bad. They forget that once they made that decision to follow Christ, ALL of their past sins where forgiven. Jesus’s sacrifice was enough the deal with our past; we don’t have to start clocking up our good deeds in an attempt to out weigh our bad deeds as some religion teach. We are saved by grace through faith:
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
In the past before we were saved, our lives were governed by sin and so we were immune to the moral effects activated by God’s standard. However once we were saved our moral compass changed:
Rom 7:7 The Law Shows Us What Sin is
should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn’t have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn’t have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, “You must not covet.” [
Rom 7:8 But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.
Rom 7:9 At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
Rom 7:10 and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
Rom 7:11 For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
Rom 7:12 So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.
This is why as believers we constantly need to working out our own salvation with fear and trembling, living a life of repentance, so that we can allow God to work in our lives.
We have to be mindful of how our enemy works, so that when he tries to remind us of our past, we can say “ No, that is not me any more” then straight away remind him of his future.
We need to stop beating ourselves up so much when we make a mistake and understand, “though a righteous man falls 7 times, he gets back up” (Proverbs 24:16)
We are going to make mistakes, but we have an advocate with the Father, The Lord Jesus Christ! So hold onto his strength because in our times of weakness, he will always come through for us.
We are in a new year 2015, so we need to forget about the mistakes of 2014. If we are living in 2014 then 2015 is not going to be a good year.
So many people live in past and so their response to the present is negative. The past is gone and we cannot change it. In our industry many times people use past failures as a reason to stop them from even trying a new opportunity. They use past negative talk by others as a reason to stop them from even trying to better themselves.
From a product point of view, people use past bad experiences of other products as a justification to not purchase the Reliv products and so never experience the benefits that come the hard work of Dr Theodre, Dr Carl and Dr Galvez.
If you let the past govern you, then your future will look very bleak.
Make a decision today to go for your future, see your dreams and aggressively go after them, without letting anyone steal them.
Understand that with God ALL things are possible, if we put him first. And finally live a life, so that when you are gone, the world knows that you came!
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