So I made a mistake once or twice! heck I don’t know how many times, so what? who hasn’t made a mistake? who in this life never had a flaw, or any sort of imperfections! The problem however, is that, we never forgive ourselves for the past mistakes which we did, which means whenever another person reminds us of our past we go back to where we were! we go back to ‘I can’t’, ‘am not worthy’, ‘am nothing’! and with that, we let people trample all over us! Does it mean that its easy to forget? no its not! in fact its hard to forget, because some mistakes that we do or did follow us even into our future! Example, someone who used to drink so heavily that they got into an accident and maybe broke their limbs, or worse still got their limbs amputated. Whenever they look at themselves, it brings back all the memories, all the shame! “what if I didn’t drink, wouldn’t I still be having my two legs or my two hands?” Guilt is something that if not worked on can even lead to depression or worse still suicide.
So why do we keep condemning ourselves? why do we keep beating ourselves up for things that happened in the past? We are our own worst enemies and unfortunately, with our own condemnation, we give the enemy power over our lives, we give him a foothold! Because we never forgave ourselves, guilt has become part and parcel of us! like a nasty wound that never goes away and just when its about to get completely healed or dried up, acid is poured onto it! burning and destroying even more! That’s exactly what self condemnation and guilt does to us, opening up wounds (sins) that are of the past and bringing them to the future and if we allow ourselves to wallow in these, then it becomes part of our daily lives! living life like people who are walking dead! walking wounded!
We need to love ourselves, because if we don’t, then it will show even to the world. Let go of the past, let go of the pain and hurt! Learn to forgive even if its your worst enemy you know why? Unforgiveness can and will take you to hell!
Everyone is different, some people meditate to let off stress! others will sing and do extra curricular activities, but truth is, if you haven’t delt with the issue at hand, you have just pushed it aside. Face your mountains! face your mountains knowing that Jesus got your back, He will never leave you nor forsake you! He will never condemn you of your imperfections and the best part is, His strength is made perfect when we are weak.