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  • Writer's pictureMark Alan Williams

The Only Way To Get Rid Of Your Past Is To Make A Future Out Of It.

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

God will waste nothing. –Phillips Brooks

Give your past to God and let Him make a future out of it through Jesus Christ. He uses broken and redeemed sinners, and their past mistakes to work for their good and His glory. He will waste nothing.  

I wanted to get rid of my past and through Jesus Christ I did. Almost 30 years ago, my life was out of control and I was making increasingly sinful choices. I’d heard that Jesus died for my sins, but I thought I had sinned too much for Him to forgive me.

I begin to notice Christians in my workplace and their purity; and I wanted to be like them. So, one Sunday on New Year’s Day, I attended a Christian church and I heard a message that just as people look forward to a new year for a clean slate, I could have a clean slate through Christ. I could be forgiven because of Jesus’ death on the cross and have eternal life; if I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. I went home and prayed to receive Him.

Since accepting Christ, God has brought good out of my past, because He has used it to give me great empathy for others and to offer hope to those who are struggling, hurt and broken.

You can get rid of your past: your past regrets, disappointments, failures and guilt; by making peace with God (Romans 5:1).

Whether we have only sinned a little or a lot, we all need forgiveness, because we all have sinned; and even one sin is too much for a holy God (Romans 3:23).

Jesus shed His blood for our sins when He died on the cross to satisfy God’s justice and take our punishment; so that we could receive the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23), (Romans 5:8). Then 3 days later, Jesus rose from the dead. He is God’s only plan for our salvation (Acts 4:12).

You can do as I did, 30 years ago and admit that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. Ask God to forgive you for your sins and pray to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10), (Acts 10:13).

You can have a fresh start and a new life in Christ. You can become a new person today by receiving Him. Your past can be healed!

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

No matter what you’ve done, God can forgive you and give you a future in Christ.

There is nothing you or I can do to earn salvation. It is a gift from God and by grace alone, and through faith alone in Jesus Christ, and His death and resurrection.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (NIV)

He will waste nothing. God is incredibly resourceful and transforms broken lives into those that are beautiful to behold and useful for His Kingdom. He can turn your mess into a message of His love and grace.

Believers have God’s promise that He will cause everything to work together for good, including the past; for those who love Him and are called by Him.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28 NLT)

Getting rid of your past doesn’t mean that you won’t have negative consequences from poor decisions made or that everything that happens in life will always be wonderful. Christians have trials and difficulties in life.

Would you like to get rid of your past and embrace the future God has for you?   

Please click here if you would like to accept Christ as your personal Lord and Savior now and read more about the next steps that you can take to grow spiritually in your new faith.

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