If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Galatians 6:3 (NIV)
Each one of us has sin in our lives. We have the opportunity to be forgiven by a loving God. As we continue to grow closer to God, we become more like Him. But there are times we can forget the past that we came from. We can get focused on where we are in our lives and forget how far we have come and the sinful lives God has brought us out of.
It is important to remind ourselves that God was the solution for our broken past. We can remind ourselves of what God has brought us through. If we forget about the fact that CHRIST delivered us from our sins/past (not us or because of our own efforts), we will think we are something that we are not.
God, thank you for your free gift of salvation. Thank you for bringing me out of a sinful past. Help me to remember how far I have come and that you want to save others from their sin also. Use me in someone’s life today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.