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00091 - Don’t be too hard on yourself

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Most of us will know that sense of feeling terrible after saying or doing something we shouldn’t. If what you did was intentionally malicious, then it’s time to go and say sorry, learn from your mistake and be intentional about not doing it again. You’ll never look good, making someone look bad! If the offence created was an accident, guilt still comes to pay us a visit, remember what the Bible says….

Romans 8:1 ‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’ (NIV).

With that in mind, don’t beat yourself up too much, plan to live a life of blessing, encouraging people as you go. You’ll create more joy than you realise and a pleasant word in an unexpected place, will put a smile on anyone’s face. It takes intent to be a blessing to others, and the benefits to you can be overwhelmingly positive.

Quote When you decide to be a blessing, the fruit of that will be evident in your own life.

Prayer Father, forgive me if I have done wrong and help me to forgive myself so I can walk forward in confidence, Amen.

Action point

You might know someone who has confided in you of this kind of thing, give them some encouragement, we’ve all been there at somepoint.

Copyright notices Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Use in other publications. You can use upto 100 words of this publication with a reference to by Carl Brettle.

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