>Last night I had the oppurtunity to sit down with two college students seperately and hear each of their individual struggles in feeling defined either by their past mistakes or the environment they grew up in. It’s a trap that many of us have fallen into or are walking in now: allowing the external to define the internal. There is no doubt that the mistakes we make and the consequences we face impact our life story. The same is certainly true for the environment we grew up in. This most certainly influences who we are today. We must realize however that once we come to faith in Christ we are redefined. Our sin is no longer counted against us and God begins to be our Heavenly Father because we are a new creation:
2 Cor 5:17
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ,he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Bottom line: If you are a “new creation” you are not longer obligated to the baggage of the old.
Enjoy The New Car Smell,