the best pages in my journal are the blank ones. the unwritten thoughts – words spoken, the unwritten prayers, the unknown prayers.
it took me quite a while to get to that point of seeing the best is yet to be written. instead i would find myself spending time pouring over the pages of the past, the chains that had bound me. i had read the words, i had heard the words . . . “new creation” – it just took me a while to finally get it. i had to change the way i thought about myself. i had to see me as Christ sees me.
sometimes it seems we love our chains more than the healing. we continue to create “fires” – some little, some big – just so we can continue to hang onto the chains, so we can manage those things. we are called to move beyond our chains.
and oh, does the enemy love to remind me of my old self – of the past sins, the wrongs, my bad choices. satan strategically bombards me with those lies because he wants to keep me focused on the old me, not the new creation i am. not the bait i want to take!
i am in the continual process of transformation because of God’s mercy. i am in union with Him. and because i know Who goes before me and i know Who stands behind me, i know faith is a gift, not a virtue.
if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ. 2 Cor. 6: 17-18
my future is bigger than my past!