I know this daily prompt is late but it was too good for me to pass up so I’m posting it anyway. Update: since writing this post I have learned that the daily prompt from WordPress is now gone. (gasp!) I loved the daily word prompt. It really stretched me. I am still going to do one, I just need to figure out how I want to do it. If anyone knows why they decided to stop let me know.
Guilty-a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation.
Guilt is a powerful thing. I have been trying to live as guilt free as possible because I used to carry around a lot of guilt. Guilt for things I had done in the past, guilt for the way I handled situations, just guilt, guilt, guilt. I wrote about some solutions to getting rid of guilt in a post from the beginning of the year. Its worth a read if you have some time. I also talked about Condemnation vs. Conviction. That is the big thing with guilt. Some of it can be good, like conviction. Conviction lets you know you are doing something wrong. Condemnation is bad because it takes you away from God. Guilt is like condemnations little brother. You don’t typically have one without the other.
Guilt is not of God. Don’t do it to yourself. Don’t let anyone else make you feel guilty either. The whole point of confession is that you don’t have to carry this burden anymore. Guilt is carrying around the burden and Jesus is a burden bearer. Psalm 68:19.