DAMAGED HISTORY AKA THE PAST

Back to The Future was one of my most memorable movies from the 80’s. In this movie, teenager Marty McFly is sent back in time to 1955 to repair damage history by causing his ‘parents-to-be’ to fall in love, and with the help of eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, he must find a way to return to 1985. Great movie however, you don’t need a DeLorean, a “flux capacitor” nor plutonium to break free from your past. Many people believe that God convicts us for our sins by showing us our shame. If that’s you today, I am here to tell you that’s not how God works!! God convicts a believer of their sin by reminding us of our righteousness in Him. God doesn’t look at our lives through the lens of our failures; He looks at us through the lens of Jesus’ victory. One of Satan’s greatest weapons is using the memory of damaged history against us. He may see us broken, beat down and covered in shame but God sees us forgiven and cleansed of all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). The only thing you can do with damaged history is learn from it and move forward. If God can let go of it, why can’t you? Unlike the movie, we can’t travel back in time to repair damaged history but we can break the chains of damaged history by believing and trusting God’s word in 2 Cor 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. The old has passed away and the new has come.” You don’t have to live in failure, discouragement, and defeat rather, you can live in God’s promise, purpose, and provision.  

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About ljpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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