2 Cor. 5:17: If anyone is in Christ he is a new creature the old has gone and the new has come.
Listen, my friend, it’s done. Whatever you did that’s making you feel so horrible today. It’s done and over with. You asked for forgiveness and so it’s forgiven. If not, please ask now. That’s how Grace works. All the bad stuff you did is already nailed to the cross so rejoice in that. Let’s just lay down these regrets at the foot of Christ and watch them turn to dust.
And then say: I will no longer waste my beautiful, hopeful present and future regretting…
Eating two bags of M&Ms
Yelling at my kid
Sleeping with that horrible guy five years/months/minutes ago
Missing spin class two days this week
Spending too much money
Not studying harder in school/finishing my degree
Not spending more time with Mom before she died
Not seeing warning signs in his life before he killed himself
Not giving that homeless man $1
Giving my addict girlfried $100
That I’ve never voted and never will vote
That I wasted years being lazy
That I wasted years endangering my health
That I’ve been abused
That I’ve been rejected
That I’ve been an abuser/rejecter
That I used to be a slut
That I used to be “that” person
And finally ….
I WILL TRY HARDER TOMORROW BUT I WON’T HATE MYSELF FOR FAILING
2 Corinthians 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.