Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
Are you struggling, hurting, confused? Are you reading God’s word seeking Him, praying and praising, yet you feel stuck?
When we accept Christ into our lives, we are made new, but our sinful nature remains (though it does not rule us!) and effects us. God has given us free will. We get to choose to throw off the sin and run the race set for us or give into the lie of our old sinful self.
Perhaps the reason why you are stuck, even though you are pursuing Jesus and His truth, is because you are pouring new wine into old wineskin. You are holding onto your old self, old ideas, old memories, old lies, old feelings, while reading the wonderful new truth. How can this new wine pour into you and remain in you, if you have not made room for it or prepared yourself to receive it?
Take the time to let go of your old wineskin, release that past hurt, stop repeating those lies to yourself, let go of what you are holding tightly to, and ask God to make your wineskin new. Then, as you receive truth, you will be able to be poured into and be preserved.