Today is the day.
Whatever is bothering you or upsetting you, needs to go!
Sometimes things are out of our control.
We may be upset or depressed about a bad choice we made.
But we can’t UN-make it….so now what?
Is the bad choice accompanied with guilt?
Because God has said that guilt will overwhelm us making it very difficult to get anything else done.
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. (Psalm 38:4)
I’ve felt this way about everything from bad food choices
To bad financial decisions
To bad relationship choices
To bad parenting days!
But we’ve all dealt with guilt.
And what we may not realize is this—
That bowl of ice cream you ate had guilt written all over it.
Oh sure you feel guilty AFTERWARDS
But did you realize you may have felt guilty before you scooped it out?
You may have eaten nothing more than a big giant bowl of guilt.
Because guilt is too hard to feel 24 hours a day
But it tastes much sweeter if we bury it inside of ice cream, right?
If we feel convicted of something we have done wrong then yes….
It’s good for us to feel that…
So we can turn away from that behavior, ask for forgiveness, and get back on track.
Like the Bible says “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
But once we’ve done that, what good does guilt do other than to keep us down?
Once you’ve been forgiven, guilt hangs around
Because the enemy wants you confused, bewildered, overwhelmed
Tired, exhausted and feeling as if you’re hopeless
That’s why our enemy is called the Accuser (Revelation 12:10)
That’s what he does
He sits around accusing you of this and that.
Telling you how hopeless you are and reminding you of all the ways you’ve screwed up.
But God says….
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. (Isaiah 44:22)
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. (Isaiah 43:25)
So who are you going to believe?
That voice in your head that keeps trashing you with guilt?
Dragging up every bad thing you’ve ever done?
If God remembers our sins no more….why are we still walking around feeling guilty about them?
Why are we still trying to hide them inside a big piece of cake?
We don’t need to do that.
We are forgiven.
No matter what you’ve done.
Small or big.
It doesn’t matter.
The cross was enough!
Stop trying to pay for your sins again and again.
Today we need to do this.
We need to “act as if” we believe this!
We need to fake it till we make it.
Maybe you still feel accused and guilty.
So hop out of that bed right now and shout to the rooftops
“This is MY day! And it’s fresh and new!! Nothing in my past will be remembered by God so I’m not giving it any more of my time either!!”
You may not believe it right now but keep saying it.
Keep acting as if you believe it.
That’s called faith…
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Soon you will feel it, see it and believe it!!
Because it is the TRUTH.
And the truth will set you free! (John 8:32)
Trash the guilt! Don’t let it trash you!!