Have you ever wanted to start over? Wipe the slate clean? Start fresh? That is exactly what Christianity offers, a chance to start over. The salvation that God gives through Jesus Christ allows us to have a new life. The Bible calls it a new creation in 2 Corinthians 5:17. It says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Many religions are about what you can do to earn your reward, but Christianity is about what God does inside of us. He is the one who gives new life; it is nothing that we can do.
Think about the dirtiest clothes you have ever seen. What happened when you put it in the wash? Maybe you added special detergent to take out the difficult stains. It more than likely came out pretty clean, but not like new. Washing it and removing the stains is the closest you can come to making a shirt brand new again. God not only cleans us, removes all of the dirty stains, but He makes us brand new! He makes us a new creation! This verse says that the old is gone! It is no longer there! We can trust that if we submit to the Lord and allow Him to clean us, He will make us brand new! He is the only one who can do this miraculous thing. That is what sanctification is. It is the process of making holy.
If you have never given your heart to the Lord, pray and ask Him to make you a new creation and take away the old life. Be careful because the enemy will try to make you focus on your old life and whether or not you deserve this salvation, but focus on God instead and how He cleans you and makes you new!