How often do we let ourselves become overwhelmed with guilt for our past sins? Or feel grief because we fall short and sin even after becoming a Christian?
Guilt is good because it shows that you love God and want to strive for better but if we constantly remind ourselves of our sins we are allowing the sin to win.
You need to repentant and move forward. Repentance in the Bible actually means to change your mind, you can’t change your mind if your mind is still focused on your sin.
Remember satan will get into your head and tempt you. If you fail to be on guard you can fall into sin again but if that happens satan will be there to remind you of what you just did, he will tempt you then ridicule you for listening to him.
Don’t give in to him twice.
If you do what ends up happening is we drown ourselves in guilt. We drown our spirit with negativity and we lose focus on God.
Change your ways focus on what you can do now, you can’t change the past but you can change your future, keep fighting.
Remember Jesus died for our sins and we have the grace of God. It is a precious gift we must hold onto.
The first people to sin were Adam and Eve and they tried to run away from God, He found them.
Don’t run away from Him in your sin, run to Him!
Remember the Prodigal Son, God like the Father in the story will be waiting for you with open arms because He loves you.
If you do run from God and continue to feel guilty, you are more likely to fall back into the sin for comfort.
Let God comfort you, not the sin.
God is greater than yourself, if He forgives you than you can forgive yourself.
The Bible instructs us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we can’t do that if we loathe ourselves. We will loathe our neighbors as we loathe ourselves.
It has been proven that people tend to get angry with others who possess the same flaws that they hate about themselves.
Don’t resent yourself, you will resent others just the same.
Love yourself as God loves you.
Have a blessed week,