Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has wished they could leave their mistakes behind and start fresh. But this can be hard to do. Sometimes, we don’t want to let go of our mistakes. Or, many times, other people don’t want to let go of our mistakes. And yet, Jesus offers to wash us clean and help us let go of the past. He not only wants to forgive us, but He also wants to forget our transgressions.

However, becoming a new creation in Christ requires us to actively accept this role and do our part—but it’s not always easy to leave our old selves behind. When we continue to partake in old habits or continue to commit the same sins, we will not see a conversion.

As teachers, we can be living examples for our students by letting go of our past mistakes and seeing ourselves as the beautiful people that God has created us to be. Our students will thrive when they understand that their past does not define them and there is hope for a bright future for them to achieve their dreams.

Dear loving Father, thank you for giving us the opportunity to start anew each day. Help us to confess our sins so we can be cleansed. God, help us to utilize the Holy Spirit to give us the insight and strength to walk away from any behaviors that continue to tie us to our past so that we can be free. Thank you for the gift of making us new creations in Christ. Amen. 

Copyright Laurie Dahle.

Laurie is a member and a physical therapist who works in a Missouri public school district. She also writes her own daily devotionals. If you are interested in receiving them, you may contact her at faithexercisediet@gmail.com.

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