Conviction vs Guilt

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Conviction is from the Holy Spirit, guilt is from the deceiver. We should understand the difference. One leads us forward and one breaks us down. One grows us in maturity and one holds us stagnant. God uses conviction from the Holy Spirit to guide us away from sinfulness and to lead us in righteousness. When we don’t turn toward God in our troubles we develop sin as we struggle in our own power. A genuine understanding of God, the loving Father, allows us to accept His conviction and walk in His light. Misunderstanding the love of God causes us to withdraw from God and get lost in our struggle which holds us stagnant, and away from the freedom of God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love. Be willing to accept God’s love. Especially when it come to you as correction through conviction. He guides His children in love with patience. Don’t turn from Him and let the guilt from the deceiver keep you from that love. When you find yourself in a place where you feel the conviction of the Spirit, seek to know the difference between that and the guilt that drives many people’s reactions. Grow in the positive reaction to conviction and not the clouded reactions made in the emotions of guilt. (Romans 8:1-2) There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

 

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