“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
I am firm believer that too many Christians take the phrase “born again” for granted. We throw it around so loosely to the point that we forget what it really means. Just as surely as Christ literally died and rose again to new life, the same has happened to us. If you are one of God’s children, you have literally died to your old nature and have truly been born again spiritually. You may look the same on the outside, but the real you, the spiritual you, has been reborn. God has made you a new person with a new mind.
Old things have passed away. In another one of his letters Paul tells us that we are dead to sin, but alive in Christ (Romans 6:11). You are not your past. God has made you new. He didn’t start from where you were and improve on that. He didn’t just modify what you were. He did away with EVERYTHING and started over afresh. With this new mind you have the ability to stay focused on heavenly things. By the indwelling of God’s Spirit you can live a godly life. Sin has no power over you; no more than you give it!