“17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Please watch this video before reading on…
We all have something that holds us back. A hurt, habit or hang-up from from our past that haunts us. It could be a label that we’ve been given, an addiction that took over us or a bad attitude towards someone around us.
Seeing the chalkboard in the video filled with obstacles that hold people back should cause us all to see those around us differently. When we understand that everyone has something that holds them back helps us to not only be more patient with those around us, but also to see that we’re not alone. That no one is perfect and we can’t expect that we will be either.
2 Corinthians 5:17 teaches us that we don’t have to hold on to those hurts, habits or hang-ups. That we can let them go. We are a new creation and can put off this old self that we once were.
Before Christ we were a beat up mess…but now Christ has taken over and renewed us. We no longer have to let our past tie us down.