Living and Winning! 2
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Living and winning are simple in their simplicity when we let go of the past negative and live in the present. But some people are still stuck living and whining about the errors, failures, or negative things that happened in their past life instead of moving forward. They have lost faith in God and are unwilling to believe that there is anything good out there.
Let me encourage you; your complaining about the past doesn’t help you move forward; it will only make you feel frustrated and hopeless about the future that lies ahead. Sadness and anger do not produce the strength to move forward; instead, it drains you of energy and makes you lose focus on what matters most now. You cannot change the past, but you can change your attitude towards the present moment.
2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “… the god of this world has blinded the unbeliever’s minds, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
Don’t allow the past to hold you back from living a life of faith. Don’t let the devil claim victory over you. Anytime find yourself whining and complaining about something that happened yesterday, remember that you are allowing the devil to take control of your life. Of course, it’s okay to think of what went wrong for a moment in other to make it better, but it’s not okay to dwell on it.
That’s why life with Jesus does not recognize your faults or shortcomings. He knows that God has given you the gift of grace and favor through Him for a reason. Today’s scripture says, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” In other words, for abundant life to come into being, your past must not be reckoned with. Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Oh Lord, help me live a life of faith that I can trust in you more in Jesus’ name.