Tuesday Trench Truth
Did you know Paul, the apostle, spent at least eight years unlearning all he had learned before coming to Christ? Can you imagine the guilt and shame Paul must have felt facing his history of killing Christians?
Why are we so afraid to look back, face those things that still sting and/or hurt even at the thought of them? See, the truth is some history needs to be studied so as not to be repeated, and while it may be uncomfortable, and even painful at first, in the studying, the learning and unlearning, whatever it is we are having to unlearn loses its power!
One of the most confusing and unproductive things we could do is spiritualize an emotional issue; to tell someone they don’t need to deal with their past because it’s under the blood of Jesus is not doing them any favors. While every hurt, sin and shortcoming is under the blood of Jesus, we’ll keep experiencing them if we don’t deal with them!
Do yourself a favor: don’t spiritualize an emotional issue; invite Jesus into your history to learn the distinction.