My understanding is that the Cross gives us power to choose. You get to choose your freedom. That’s your right. The thing I noticed about myself as I was getting free of all my background stuff was that I could choose my pain or I could choose laughter. The first few years I’m ashamed to say that I was stupid enough to choose pain. I let my thought processes be dictated from my past and not my present or my future. Then I learned I didn’t have to do that! I could actually think about myself in a different way because that old person was dead.
(from Identity & Inheritance)