Throughout our lives, we see and learn that we lose everything that we love. How we handle that loss decides the affects of that loss. Many try to hold on to that loss (ex. Trying to return to a characteristic that you possessed in high school). This attempt to hold on allows the loss to become a problem.
Most of the time, we fail to realize that we possess characteristics that helps us in our current situations. So, trying to hold on to or revisit our past characteristics prevents us from reaching new experiences in our lives. Also, trying to reach those past characteristics causes us to miss the help for our current situations.
When Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt, the Red Sea represented the disconnection from their problem: Pharaoh. They came out, but Pharaoh did not. Often, we need some type of event to occur in order for us to disconnect from our problems, other than the death of Jesus. My accident was that event for me. I was unconscious when the ambulance arrived. I was told that I 'flat-lined' a few times, requiring them to revive me. To me, this was my Red Sea. My mind-set, at the time, was my problem. When I 'flat-lined' I was revived, not my problem. Unlearn.
Romans 6:18- Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.