“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)
You see, as a believer, you must begin to leverage on your new creation reality. I have said it many times and it bears repetition that there are many things that define your life. It could be where you were educated, it could be the environment you live in, it could be your family background and these are all wonderful. Your psychological make-up as a human being could be melancholic or phlegmatic or the rest of them but you must leverage on the new creation reality. The Bible says if any man is in Christ, he is a brand-new species of being that has never existed before. You are a mystery to the world.
Christ in you is the hope of glory. The hope we are talking about here has no margin for failure and it is not subject to change. Whatever you read in the newspaper is subject to change. Whatever the government is saying about the economy is subject to change but the hope we talk about cannot fail. And when we talk of hope in the bible, it means a done deal. It also means a confident expectation. In other words, it is something that must happen.
So, as a believer you don’t hope for shame; because you are not called for shame. Consider these verses: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestined, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified (Romans 8:29, 30 KJV).
You are called for glory! As a new creation, you are operating on a higher dimension. A platform that has no margin for failure. You are limitless. Let them put barriers, roadblocks or speed breakers on your path, you will break through all of them. Every reproach and shame in your life is removed.
Further Reading: Romans 8:29-30, Colossians 1:21-29
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Gen 38,39,40/ Evening- Mathew 11