I was struggling. We had been searching for a home for over a year, and nothing was working. I knew God would provide for us, but man, it was hard.
The thing I was really struggling with was myself. My doubts. My impatience. One day I called my best friend and confessed that I had spiraled to the point of wondering if maybe I had done something wrong.
That's when my friend asked me a question that would change the way I evaluate my emotions for the rest of my life...
"Are you feeling convicted, or are you
feeling guilty?" she asked.
I sat there for a moment, feeling like she had dumped a bucket of cold water on my head, because I had never really thought about it before. But she was right: There is a HUGE difference between guilt and conviction.
When the Spirit convicts you, He will help you make the change God wants for your life. Conviction leads to Repentance which leads to Victory.
"So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free." - John 8:36
When you are on a guilt-trip, you are distracted from the many good things the Lord has for you (and has for you to be doing).
What About You?
Does Guilt ever stop you in your tracks? Does it ever become your focus? Do you think it has any place in the life of a believer?
What Scriptures will you arm yourself with, the next time a Guilt-Trip comes knocking on your heart's door?
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