Make Me Feel Bad Enough
Updated: May 30
Nagging guilt after you've asked for forgiveness is not a sign of humility. It is a symptom of condemnation.
So you sinned. Join the club. But you've asked God for forgiveness, sincerely, and turned away from that sin. Join the club. If that is so, then you are, as a born again child of God, forgiven. In Christ you are not condemned. If you're walking around clamoring to feel super spiritual, begging someone to make you feel bad enough about your sin, in some sense of false humility, you're truly only dealing with the symptom of condemnation.
I heard a Christian one time, loved Jesus, say that she was going to leave the church she had been attending. When I asked her why, her answer was, at the very least, confounding. She said that the church, specifically the pastor, had not made her feel bad enough about her sin. She had not been drenched in the waters of guilt, and splattered with the heavy weight of condemnation. What she did not realize then, was that she had been washed in the blood of Jesus, which is forever and always, the game changer.
Just stop, child of God. Do you not believe God, when He said that if you confess your sin, He is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness? Apparently not, if your 'penance' is to continue to wallow in the past action that is presently and forever forgiven. Understand that staying in Satan's playground of condemnation only prolongs a season of unfruitfulness in the Kingdom of God. It is past time to understand that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, grab a hold of your authority to trample on serpents and scorpions in Jesus name (Luke 10:19), and walk in the promised freedom that is already yours in Christ. What a sad day it is, my brothers and sisters in Christ, when a child of God believes that though Christ has set them free, they must continue to sit imprisoned by the lying tongue of that condemning serpent. The truth is, even though he bruised the heel of Jesus, Jesus crushed his head (Genesis 3:15), and you are over the top of that condemnation in Christ. It's time to move forward in victory.
Colossians 2:10 NKJV
and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.