For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In the game of life, you can sometimes be your own worst enemy. And your conscience can attack you.
Do you feel badly about your past? Are you haunted by the ghost of guilt? Sometimes, do you just feel like a loser? It's pretty easy to get down on yourself when you focus on your own failures, frustrations, and inadequacies.
But if you spend your life looking at past defeats and mistakes, you won't be able to live today. When you are constantly looking at instant replay, you can't enjoy the victory that you can have in Jesus Christ for today and tomorrow.
Of course, the devil loves to bring up your past and dig up dirt on you. He wants to put a wedge of separation between you and God. But your conscience doesn't have to keep you down.
If you have asked for God's cleansing grace, trust in His forgiveness. Trust in His faithfulness. Focus on Him. Get past the past and move on for Christ!
As a Christian, you have the righteousness of Jesus Christ. When Christ died on the cross for you, He took your sin, your faults, your failure, and your defeat. Instead, He gave you His righteousness, His perfection, and His victory.
Nothing in your past can change that. And most importantly, nothing in your past or present can separate you from the love of God.
Put your past in the past!