Some people don’t need their enemies to beat them up because they do a good job of it themselves. How many times have we punished ourselves mentally because of our past mistakes? Too many, I’d say.
First of all, when we get born-again, all of our past is forgiven – wiped cleaned. Our sins are remitted which means that they are forever gone and forgotten by God.
Psalm 103:12 (KJV) 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Secondly, when we sin after we’re born-again, we confess our sins and God is just and righteous to forgive us by the Blood of Jesus.
1 John 1:7 (KJV) 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:9 (KJV) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
So, what’s our problem? It’s the devil who condemns us and tries to keep our past mistakes in the forefront of our minds. We need to recognize that it’s him and not blame God. God is not the One Who is telling us we’re so unworthy and such a failure. God is on our side and He’s rooting for us! We are His special treasure!
Malachi 3:17 (KJV)
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. [Margin says special treasure.]
Malachi 3:17 (AMP)
17 And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, the born-again ones. God doesn’t condemn you and He’s the One Who counts!
Romans 8:1 (KJV) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:1 (AMP) 1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
If you continue to let your past condemn you, you will hinder the plans and purposes God has for you. Everyone makes mistakes and misses it. You can’t live on planet earth without missing the goal sometime or other. The point is that you must confess the mistake, forgive yourself, and get back up and go forward. Why listen to the devil when he’s a liar and is out to steal, kill, and destroy? Jesus came to give you abundant life to enjoy. Enjoy it!
Proverbs 24:16a (KJV) 16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again …
John 10:10 (KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.