“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)
That means I am not the man I once was. I am not the man who was ruled by the opinions of others. I am not the man who was ruled by addiction. I am not the man who was ruled by sexual desires.
I am NEW.
If you are in Christ, so are You!
Declare right now who you are NOT, based on who you ARE in Christ.
If you are NEW, what is old that no longer characterizes you? In faith, know that Christ is still making you anew and that as you abide in him, you cooperate with the process of making you new daily.
Embrace that each day is a new you, in Christ!
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26