Don’t Beat Yourself Up
It’s probably all in your head anyway
There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1
If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s self-condemnation. We are constantly beating ourselves up over things we shoulda, coulda done. When you get right down to it, that’s one of the reasons we get weary and fearful about the future; we think what we’ve done has messed up what would have been. It seems to me this is the sincerest form of flattery; believing we are in control.
If there’s one thing we should be thankful to God for, it is the fact we are not in control. Man has a vivid imagination, and as time goes on, we seem to believe we are much more intelligent and powerful than we truly are. We can be powerful, but only when we realize our power source is God, and put our faith in Him.
Yes, even when we trust God, we will make mistakes. Even when we do our best not to sin, we will sin. The good news is, God knew we would mess up, and He loves us so much He sent Jesus to take all our mistakes upon Himself.
Picture this: when you’re trying to juggle chainsaws, Jesus is standing there saying, “Give me those, I got this.”