“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
We all like new things. New shoes, new clothes, new cars, new houses, new jobs, new relationships, and the like. Why? Because new things imply the idea of a fresh start. They are clean and unsoiled. Kids love to get a new pair of shoes after they have worn out their old ones from playing in them. Our old lives were soiled, abused, and worn out beyond repair. But in Christ you are new.
If you are a true believer, God has not just improved your old life. He has made you new! This is why a saved person can come out of anything that formerly enslaved them. Christ has made you a new person with a new mind. Everything about you has been changed. The life you used to live is just that. Through the power of the Holy Spirit you can walk in newness of life.