Don’t Let Your Past Mistakes Hinder You
. . . and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. — MICAH 7:19
Something that hinders many people’s faith from working is their past mistakes, their failures, and their faults. Well, what does God’s Word have to say about it? What does God’s Word have to say about your mistakes? What does God’s Word have to say about your failures? God’s Word says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Every time the devil brings a picture of your past mistakes, confess what God says instead of confessing how you feel about it. Confess that God has forgiven you and cleansed you. Say, “I’m forgetting it, because He has forgotten it.” Even though the devil may bring a picture of it to your mind, don’t entertain it, because God has forgiven you and has forgotten it. You can stand in the Presence of God as though you had never done anything wrong. As you confess God’s Word, the reality of it will be developed in your life until you’ll feel so clean and pure.
When the devil brings a picture of a past wrong you did, don’t deny it. Just say, “Yes, I did that. I was wrong. I missed it. But First John 1:9 says that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me of all unrighteousness.” God has forgiven you. Thank Him for it and your faith will start working again.
Confession: God is not holding my past mistakes against me. He has forgiven me and forgotten it. I can stand in the Presence of God as though I had never done anything wrong.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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