But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3: 8-11
We all come to Christ with garbage to deal with: abusive families, drug use, alcohol, porn addictions, homosexuality or maybe we just fly off the handle at people, or have lived a life of denial and lied every time we get called on something, ya’ know what it really doesn’t matter where you came from. What does matter is that at the moment when a person comes to Christ and admits that they CANNOT SAVE THEMSELVES that person becomes a new creature. The past is dead and you are ALIVE!
Everything you did, everything you were is done. Walk away, leave it dead and squirming right there on the floor and WALK AWAY! We are called and empowered to give up ALL of the sinful traits and behaviors of our past. In fact we are clearly told to drop it and renew our minds through the reading of the Word.
No it’s not easy to take on new behavior but that doesn’t matter. When the Apostle Paul tells us elsewhere that we are to ‘work out our salvation with fear and trembling’ this is the very reason. We are called into new uncharted territory, HOLY, SANCTIFIED, God glorifying territory. Every man woman and child who comes to Christ starts at the same point, the foot of the cross and they are all given the same reward, SALVATION.
So today, now walk away from your old nature, behavior, attitude and clothe yourself in an new nature, in Christ. Read His word, take on His character, pray hard and often.