We all come to Jesus with our own personal baggage that we've accumulated during our time here on earth; wounds, thought patterns and ideas that we've formed through our experiences, both good and bad. We see and relate to others through the eyes of our pain and insecurity. We are limited within our own ability to change and we suffer from the guilt and the wounds of our past. Then one day we meet our Savior and the eyes of our spirit are opened, as we realize there's purpose in our brokenness. You see, God creates strength and wisdom out of our weakness if we will yield to the process of transformation and not cling to our own ways. The things I teach flow from my own experiences. Everything I share was learned as God dealt with me in so many areas. If it were not for our mistakes and limitations, we would have no concept of His strength and holiness.
Ask Him to open your eyes and convict and purify you of the things that have been clinging to your soul and keeping you from all that He's called you to do. You can't do it on your own, but as you ask Him to create in you a pure heart He will begin to peel away, layer by layer, the things that have affected your mind, relationships, attitude and growth. Your only obligation in the transforming process is a yielded heart, a willingness to change and a surrendered life to Christ.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you become all that He desires for you to be, then as your weakness is revealed, repent and ask for His help in eradicating it from your life. You will then be able to help others who are struggling in the same areas you once struggled in and you will be free of the entanglements of this life.
Psalm 51:10-13 (NKJV) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.
Ezekiel 36:26 (AMP) Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV) Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (NASB) That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.