We are not always perfect in our Christian walk; sometimes we give in to the flesh. Yet, while we may still struggle with remnants of the Old Man (we might be between a rock and a hard place), we can walk in victory by allowing God to heal our minds!
The old man has been crucified and Christ has given us the victory. The only person reminding us of past sins or putting us back in sin's chain is us. Let's put on the new man and follow Christ to the finish line!
God's righteousness is given to us by God in Christ. It doesn't matter if our minds or the Devil accuse us of sins. It doesn't matter if others remember what we were like in the past. God sees us as perfectly righteous not because of what we have done, but because of what His Perfect Son did for us!
Why do we always make the Gospel more difficult than it is? The Gospel is the Good news that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again and we can receive eternal life not through any works - but solely by God's grace through faith in Him!
God wants all Christians to strive for His rewards, His crowns that do not fade away. Just like an Olympic athlete needs to put away vices and discouragements to win the games, we must also put aside our sins so that we may win the race before us!
God is expecting to reward you with a crown for staying faithful to Jesus in this life; do not lose that reward by giving up, failing to keep God's word, or denying His name. Instead, hold fast to what He has given you until He returns!