There are times when it is almost too difficult to forget where we have come from. Times when our past overwhelms and not just informs our present & future but times when that past consumes the present & future.
Today is one of those days for me. As I think through my past failures and mistakes and realize the depths of brokenness I have come from, it feels as though I haven’t come far enough. Like I haven’t overcome yet.
Truth is I haven’t overcome. I’m done. Or should I say God isn’t done with me. He isn’t done redeeming me.
I am a sinner with a broken past… a past full of hurt and damage down to those I love the most.
But that is not who I am anymore.
Who I am is a son, an heir, a sought after purchased child of God whom he has lavishly poured out his love on.
Does this erase the past? No.
But it does keep it from defining my present and future.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)