How to Break the Power of the Past

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By Greg Laurie

“But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
—Philippians 3:13–14

On New Year’s Eve in New York City a few years ago, people had the opportunity to put unhappy reminders of the previous year into a giant shredder.

A lot of people showed up. One person said she felt liberated after she put a photograph of her ex-fiancé and his new girlfriend into the shredder. Another person wanted to shred away her high cholesterol, her high blood pressure, and her bills.

That sounds fun, but shredding things won’t necessarily make them go away. I don’t have a big shredder, but I do have a great Savior. And He can help you put your sins behind you.

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