This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ… 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (NLT)
When you accept Christ into your life you become a new person…you have a new identity. As an example, when parents adopt a child they (the child) are given a new name and identified as being a part of that new family. Once you accept Christ, you now become part of Christ’s body (the Church). You are a new person and part of a larger family. Even though you are now identified as a new person, the enemy (satan) will try to remind you of your past and the mistakes you’ve made. At those moments remember the verse above (read it again if necessary) and reflect on the fact that you are a new person and the old life is gone. Think about this for a few moments as you begin your day.