In a couple of
As I prepare for our trip I keep having an image stick in my brain of myself taking paleontologist style care and vigor to dig up my own past. Does anyone feel me?
No matter how many times that I bury
Let’s do a little 4th grade style compare and contrast:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.John 10:10
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!2 Corinthians 5:17
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.John 8:36
One of these things is not like the other.
Freedom means walking as a new creation in Christ, free from all your guilt, shame, and you’re past…and being free makes you dangerous to Satan.
When you stay trapped in the muck of your past you are actively rejecting the gift of grace that has been given to you and instead
Not letting the past stay buried causes cracks in our hearts that grant the enemy permission to slip in anger, resentment, and doubt about who we are in Christ. This usually causes us to form shovels out of the things of this world in which to use to bury that which you can’t let go of. (Said shovel usually taking the form of vices and addiction such as shopping, gambling, exercise, alcohol, sex, etc).
Our pasts are part of us and without out
Since moving to my birth state of Montana I have found deep hurts from my past creeping to the surface and I know that the time has come to dig them up, dust them off, and let them go for good.
Ladies, if your past is haunting you and is causing you daily cracks to the foundation in which Christ is building in you now is the time to find freedom. Don’t allow yourself one more night of 2 am “past paleontology”. You are worth more than that. If you must dig at 2 am then dig to find diamonds in your heart, not the skeletons of your past. See a Christian therapist, get yourself some anxiety meds, confront those that need confronting, but DO NOT FORGET Christ in the equation. He is the only one who can grant you the grace and freedom to truly let go once and for all.