Getting Past Your Past

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For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome –Jeremiah 29:11

A lot of people let the past dictate their future. Don’t do that! Get past your past. We all have a past, but we all have a future. The Bible teaches us in Ephesians 2:10 that we are recreated in Christ Jesus so we might do the good works He planned beforehand for us and live the good life He prearranged and made ready for us. The word re-created indicates we were created, messed up, and in need of >repair.

In Jeremiah 18:1-4 we read of the potter who had to remake his vessel because it had been marred. That is a picture of us in the hands of the Lord, the Master Potter. We are said to be new creatures when we enter into a relationship with Christ. Old things pass away. We have an opportunity for a new beginning. We become new spiritual clay for the Holy Spirit to work with. God makes arrangements for each of us to have a fresh start, but we must be willing to let go of the past and go on. We make a way for the new by believing what God says about it.

Don’t let your past failures leave you hopeless about your future success. Your future has no room in it for the failures of the past. As I have stated, just because you have failed at some things does not make you a failure. Whatever Satan has stolen through deception, God will restore doubled, if you are willing to press forward, forgetting the past. You have to let go in order to go on!

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2 thoughts on “Getting Past Your Past

    MS said:
    June 1, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I am struggling with reconciling Hebrews 10:26 – 31 with my own sin that was committed willfully after i accepted Christ. It started 12 years ago when i got divorced, i lived a very loose lifestyle after my divorce. I did change my ways and get remarried but i seem to have lost my joy and have never experienced the presence of the Lord since. Hoping to receive some feedback or if someone else has gone through something similar?

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      nhiemstra said:
      June 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Reread Meyer’s last paragraph:

      “Don’t let your past failures leave you hopeless about your future success. Your future has no room in it for the failures of the past. As I have stated, just because you have failed at some things does not make you a failure. Whatever Satan has stolen through deception, God will restore doubled, if you are willing to press forward, forgetting the past. You have to let go in order to go on!”

      Forgiveness is always available, as long as you express true repentance and discontinue the “loose lifestyle.” See that is the key. You must repent and as Jesus said, “No longer continue in your sin.” Let me assure you that I am speaking from experience.

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