It is a time for new beginnings — time for a fresh start! Whatever is in your past, forget about it. Let it go. Look ahead to what God has for you now.
Let Go of the Old and Welcome the New
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
You are a new person in Jesus! Completely new. Whatever it is from your past that keeps weighing you down, you need to let go of it. Stop owning what God has taken from you and dealt with on the Cross.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12 NLT
If you struggle with letting go of your past, trust me, I understand. It is hard for me too. I like to beat myself up for the mistakes I made years ago. But, in my more lucid moments, I know I don’t have to do this. I know that God has given me a new name. He remembers my sin no more. Now, if only I could forget it.
At this time of the year, most of us are a little reflective. But, let’s not get bogged down with our failures and the negative things from our past. Instead, I encourage you to look ahead with expectation! God is good! He has an amazing plan ahead for you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
This verse is not just a platitude. It is the very heart of God. He loves to lift up His people and bless them.
Receive the Plan God Has for You
Do not miss what God has for you! Let go of the past and embrace the new life that you’ve been given in Christ!