Guilt is an emotion of the flesh. God washed away our guilt, and those who love him and believe in him are clean. – Katrina Womack
Read: Hebrews 13:20-21
Guilt is the key ingredient for stagnation in our spiritual and physical well-being. Guilt will make us remain in an abusive relationship. Guilt will make us repeat negative behaviors simply because we feel like we’ve gone too far down the road of destruction to be redeemed. Instead of our inner being shining bright with evidence of fruitful living, our inner being exudes rot and decay. Here’s the thing – we don’t have to be people pleasers. Living to please others will not get us very far. We must live to please God. Guilt is love perverted. Be careful of guilt becoming your motivator. All motivation should stem from love.
Don’t allow guilt to fool you. You do not need to stay in that abusive relationship because you want your children to grow up in a two parent home or you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. You do not have to continue in a business relationship that makes you unhappy because you feel that you’re needed right now, and I emphasize, “right now.” Be keen to when seasons begin and end. God is a present help and will redeem us from all of our troubles if we open our hearts and let him in.
Finally, whenever you feel a sense of guilt, take a seat and do some inventory. Tackle the root of the problem, and do not let the great deceiver fool you into disobeying God’s will for your life.