Do not be tricked and do not be discouraged by listening to the voices that try to put you down with what you used to do and what your old habits are. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new! Many times we want to harp on our own sins, we constantly remind ourselves of our wicked nature & don’t even notice what God is doing on our behalf! We can’t even appreciate what God is doing NOW and what He has already done. Once you have repented, even He doesn’t remember your sins anymore! God knows of your sinful nature, but He has given you a new nature. He calls you righteous. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (that’s Jesus!). Through Jesus we can become the righteousness of God! Repent, turn away from your sin, and accept the freedom you have in the new covenant of Jesus Christ. Accept the father’s love & tell yourself, “I am forgiven. He has forgiven me, and I forgive myself”. Free yourself from guilt. You will still make mistakes & you will still fall, but by the grace of God He will be right there to pick you back up again, but you have to let Him. Don’t let the enemy try to convince you that you are not the righteousness of God, and you are cast down with no chance of redemption. Don’t beat yourself up so much that you don’t even give God a chance to do a work in you while also loving you (Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us). Sometimes we can burden God with our sins & weary Him with our offenses (18:24). Tell those voices to be quiet, accept the freedom of being a child of God, and walk in your righteousness!
Isaiah 43:19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness & streams in the wasteland.