Don’t Buy into False Guilt
When you feel guilty, you literally feel bad about yourself. When you feel guilty, you expect to be punished. When you feel guilty, you are in a negative state of mind and according to the spiritual principle of the self-fulfilling prophecy, you are creating or drawing more of that bad into your life. You are creating more guilty feelings for your future. Self-hatred, self-rejection, false-guilt or displaced guilt is refusing to accept God’s forgiveness by forgiving yourself. I am convinced that many of our problems come from the way we feel about ourselves. Remember, Christ came to free us from bondage—to set the captive free. Don’t give in to false guilt; know God’s word and when you sin, confess quickly and receive your forgiveness. You should feel guilty from the time the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin until the time you confess sin and not a second longer. Change your mind about feeling guilty.