<<blaming oneself>>

This self-imposed guilt, that brings torment, is not conviction of sin prompted by the Holy Spirit. Do not live under Satan’s false blame, instead live by God’s opinion of you. He made you and is willing to forgive, when you have sinned and  humbly confess it

Rejoice in the fact that you can be released from                     the crippling guilt of self-condemnation

(1 Jn 1:9). Therefore, you can also forgive yourself. Do not downgrade yourself by replaying your imperfections in your mind, instead be transformed by the renewing of your mind – focusing on Jesus who took all our condemnation (through the cross) so we might become a new creation (Rom 8:34; 2 Cor 5:17). The Bible says, “Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Gal 5:1). The gospel brings freedom – live in what He died to provide (Rom 8:1,2). Conviction of sin, when acted upon by confession, releases us from self-condemnation. Our conscience is cleansed and we no longer need carry the guilt – we are acceptable because Jesus accepts us.

Live by this motto: I turn my eyes from everything I am not to everything I am because of God’s grace.

See also: condemn, conviction, grace, guilt, self-acceptance, self-rejection.


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