Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, all things become new. — 2 Corinthians 5:17
Isn’t it interesting how we can feel the need to give credence to belief patterns, or habits we used to have? Like a bad break up (of a relationship or a habit), we know it’s ultimately right yet so difficult to do.
Our mind turns to “How can I redeem it?” — wanting to experience nostalgia about old lanes we used to drive down, literally and figuratively. We are great at romanticizing what we were attached to in order to explain why we held on so long.
But here’s the thing, we owe nothing to what we used to believe about anything. We don’t have to explain the whys, the whats, or the hows. What we need to do is remind our heart that anything our mind remembers, God has already redeemed. He’s redeemed the past and set the future.
If we want to embrace the new, we have to release the old. If we want to experience the goodness that exists in the future, we have to trust and believe God really does redeem and restore everything.
I believe the best is ahead of us all. AMEN to that?
Cleere Cherry Reaves, “Focus – How One Word A Week Will Transform Your Life”