Philippians 3:12-15 KJV
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
We’ve been discussing how to get out of our spiritual ruts and now we are going to talk about principal number 2 and that is to let go of guilt.
You can’t get out of the rut if you keep holding on to your guilt. It’s a weight you can’t carry if you expect to run the race God has set before you. Guilt does has a place in our lives however. It should be a warning, like the check engine light on your dashboard. You see the light and you get the car fixed, or you ignore it an have even bigger problems later. Guilt is also like those shock paddles the doctor uses to get a heart beating again. You can’t live with that constant shock going through your nervous system.
When we feel convicted for something we’ve done (or not done), the Holy Spirit is working in our lives to draw us back to Jesus. When we confess our sin to God he forgives us. We should follow his example and forgive ourselves!
What is one thing you need to confess to God?