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.