A local youth pastor was at the youth Bible study I sponsor on campus every Tuesday after school and he said something pretty profound.
“The devil is always wanting to bring up your past … he wants to take you back and hold you there.”
OK. I confess. That is pretty simple on the surface, but the more you think about it the deeper it gets.
The devil uses the past in two different ways:
- Regret: he takes us back to how we blew it and makes us relive it time and again to make sure guilt washes over us in an effort to cripple and restrict us from moving forward.
- Pleasure: he reminds us of how good something was so that it cripples and restricts us from moving forward as well.
Now I have had my share of regrets, let me tell you. But the biggest problem I have had…
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