We all have past mistakes that we would love to erase from our lives. Unfortunately, in this world our mistakes cannot be erased; they are either marked in our records or written in people’s minds. However the good news is, through Jesus we can have a past that can be erased.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life – some were small ones, and some were big ones. There have been moments when I would wish that I could go back in time and change my previous ways. I’m sure you have had those moments of walking down memory, wishing for this and wishing for that.
But the good news is, we don’t have to have helpless wishes to change our past because we have a God who has the capability to erase our past so that it no longer defines who we are.
Isaiah 43:25 says, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.“
How beautiful is this, that God himself is the one who blots out our transgressions. He chooses to cover our sins with the blood of Jesus, so that when he sees us, he no longer sees the sin in us, but sees the holy blood of Jesus covering us.
Even when we don’t deserve his love and mercy, he freely gives it all to us. He blots every offense we have made against him by the blood of Jesus.
God chooses to not see you as sinful so that you can be untied with him. That is what I call true love, forgiveness, and mercy. We don’t have to force God to forgive us, because he chooses to forgive us. Just as the verse says, he chooses to forget our sins for his name sake, so that his glory can be displayed in us.
God erases our past mistakes and sees us as a new and clean canvas with potential to display his beauty.
God doesn’t see you by what you did, but sees you as a clean canvas with potential to display his glory to this world. God chooses to give you mercy so that you can be transformed and free to live out the purpose he has made you for.
How many offenses have you made to God? You might have counted each offense you have done to God, but God does not count any of them as long as you confess your sins and change. Don’t stay guilty with your past mistakes, because even God himself sees them no more.
We would never be worthy enough to carry the gospel and God’s glory to this world if it wasn’t for what Jesus did on the cross. For we all have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but because God chose to sacrifice Jesus for us, we have been made right with him.
John 3:17 says, “For God did not send his son to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Whatever you have done or whatever you are going through, know that Jesus is never there to condemn you, but to give you hope and a way out so that you can live life to the fullest.
God has empowered you to live with no more shame. He has set you free not so that you can just waste your life away, but so that you can have another chance to pursue your God-given purpose in this world.
His mercy has the power to transform your life. He chose to blot out each mistake you have made so that you could have another chance to experience his love and fulfill your purpose in this life. Don’t let your past hold you down, because God has made a way for you to be free. So remember, you have a past that can be erased.
I am greatly encouraged by your writing. Of late I have been reminded of a past mistake I did some 20 years ago. And I am being defined by my past mistakes. The good things I have done have been forgotten. This is why I searched for the word of God and came across your writing. Frankly speaking, I am encouraged so much.