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Conviction Vs. Condemnation

Posted: January 07, 2017

As we fast, drawing closer to the Father, our mistakes, faults and sin can become painfully apparent, sometimes causing discouragement.

Let me remind you that conviction of sin is different than condemnation. Holy Spirit conviction not only makes us painfully aware of our sins, but it also motivates us to repentance and to change. Condemnation however, traps us in our guilt and makes us feel like giving up. It tells us we can never change, and that God is disappointed in our repeated failures.

But thankfully, the Bible tells us 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 NIV

 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.