Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!- 2 Corinthians 5:17
I was feeling a lot like the old me today. Bummed out. Having a bit of a pity party. The day started out well. Hubby and I are getting up early together so we can work out. He at the gym, me at home. It's a good start to the day and is great for my new journey to health.
Later today though I started to stumble. I was feeling the weight of past mistakes and unfinished projects. I haven't heard God's voice in awhile and I was getting disapointed. Wondering what I've done wrong. I also have strayed from my recent excitement about a book I am writing. My heart just isn't in it. I started to wonder if I am really made for this.
I began to get frustrated because I just am not working hard enough for the Lord. He deserves more from me.
Are all of these feelings I'm having really truth though? Not at all. My salvation does not depend on my works. God's love is not conditional on whether I am constantly working on a project for Him. He has not left me just because I have made mistakes.
The truth is that I am in fact a sinner, and I do make lots of mistakes. I have had and always will have ebbs and flows in my excitement level and in my emotions. BUT - I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am loved. I am clean. I am free. I am forgiven. I am a child of the Most High God. I am a new creation because I have Jesus as my savior. The old is gone!
So why on earth would I choose to hang on to that? I choose life!
Get behind me Satan - the pity party is over.