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Stop letting your past define you

Philippians 3:13; "....But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."

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By this definition, the past is clearly something that should be forgotten and done with.

So, why do we, especially believers, still hold on to things of the past? Why do we let others use the past to make us feel miserable?

No one including the Devil should have that much power over anyone, especially Christians, because we have grace, meaning we get a new, clean slate every single day.

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The Bible also tells that we have been washed clean of our sins; "but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from ALL sin." (1 John 1:7)

Knowing all of the above, why are still letting the past define who we are today, and what could become, tomorrow?

If Paul, who had persecuted the early church and killed lots of believers, including Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was saved and, more importantly, tells us that he has forgotten "what is behind", then who are we to cling onto our past?

Philippians 3:13-14 says, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

As Children of God, we have been given the luxury of second, third, fourth, fifth, the list goes on, chances.

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We have the blessing to wake, every day, knowing that our sins (past) have been cleared and forgiven, meaning it has nothing to do with today, tomorrow and the future.

Let us take advantage of this divine grace and NEVER let the past define who we are!!!

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