Conviction Vs. Condemnation
Posted: August 19, 2019
As I’m drawing closer to the Father through prayer and reading my Bible, my mistakes/faults/sins can become painfully apparent, sometimes causing discouragement.
Remember that conviction of sin is different than condemnation. Holy Spirit conviction not only makes me painfully aware of my sin, but it also motivates us to repentance and to change. Condemnation however, traps me in my guilt and makes me feel like giving up. It tells me that I can never change, and that God is disappointed in my repeated failures.
But thankfully, the Bible tells me that there is no condemnation through Christ!
So use that Holy Spirit conviction to move on from the past, accepting your forgiveness in Christ, and focus on what lies ahead!
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Lord, thank you that conviction and condemnation are different. Help us to take our conviction and move forward, instead of getting trapped in condemnation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.