Romans 3:23,24 All have fallen short of the glory of God, All are justified freely by His grace
Has the enemy ever taken your sin and rubbed it in your face, day after day, year after year, robbing you of your joy and your walk with the Lord? God promises that if we repent of our sin and ask forgiveness, He will not only forgive but forget. Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Satan on the other hand knows that if he can keep that sin at the forefront of our minds, he can keep us in guilt and shame.
If God chooses to forget our transgressions, it’s as though they never happened. I’m not saying there aren’t consequences to pay, but rather we need to stop reminding Him of what we did. We must reach out and take what is ours. The promises of God are real.
In a previous post I mentioned how difficult it was for me to look at myself in the mirror. Thanks to the enemy and the stronghold he had on my life, when I looked in the mirror all I saw was ugly. It wasn’t my face that I saw in the mirror and felt disgusted about. It was my spirit; my entire being. I could not look myself in the eyes. I begged the Lord to forgive me for the same thing, over and over and over again, not realizing He forgave me the very first time I asked.
But that one fateful day, through heartache and pain, I looked in the mirror and knew I had been forgiven. How did I know I had been forgiven? Because for the first time in many years, I didn’t look away.
Don’t let your past dominate your life or determine your future. Regardless of how large or small you feel your transgressions are, ask forgiveness, believe you are forgiven (based on God’s promises) and move on into your future. It’s waiting on you.