We have all made mistakes in the past, but what if those mistakes are used to asses our future? Scary right?
But did you know that psychology actually teaches that the best prediction for future behaviour is past behaviour. Simply put, what you have done in the past is used to calculate what you may do in the future. What a horrible thought! But this concept is exactly what is used to asses people. If there has been substance abuse in the past, they expect the same to continue in the future. If you have a juvenile criminal record, they expect you to have a criminal record as an adult also. The world says that the failures, problems, and mistakes of one’s past have an effect on their future.
But child of God, I want to tell you how different are the ways of our Father in heaven. The Bible tells us: Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17). What a beautiful promise; once you invite Jesus into your heart, you have become new! That means no past mistake, sin or shame has any hold on you. After I was born again, once in a while the devil used to remind me of my past, he would tell me, look at all the wrong you have done and the shame of your past; and those words affected me, but one day a fellow believer opened the bible and showed me this verse, immediately joy and freedom came into my heart. It felt as if Jesus had given me a sparkling new robe to wear! I was sparkling brand new.
Child of God, every mistake, every failure of your past is washed away by the Blood of JESUS! The past has no hold on you! The devil has no right to condemn you of the past because the bible says that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Don’t give your ear to the condemnation of the devil, but listen to the love song of your Father. He sent His only Son for one reason, to give you life, abundant life! Your Father in heaven has plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Nothing can defeat the power of the blood of Jesus, not even your past!
So remember you are a new creation in Christ. Every time the enemy comes knocking at your door reminding you of your past, remind him of what happened on the cross. The old you is dead, for Jesus died in your place. The devil has no claims over your life, it’s been settled by the blood of Jesus!
From today onwards rejoice knowing that in the Kingdom of heaven our future is not built by the past but by the blood of Jesus! You are sparkling brand new!