Guilt. Boy, we’re good at that, aren’t we, women of Faith?
No, not guilt over any transgression, other than that memory of when you were five and took a dime that wasn’t yours ... and lied about it? Yeah, you need to feel guilty about that FOREVER.
Seriously, I do it too. We hold on to guilt for things we would have forgiven others for instantly, and we hold guilt for stuff we have NOTHING to do with!
✝️ We feel guilty for speaking up.
We feel guilty for not speaking up.
We feel guilty for knowing something.
We feel guilty for not knowing something.
We feel guilty for being ourselves.
Classic Christian Woman Guilt: I am guilty for the cross Jesus had to bear. 👉Sister, that’s missing the POINT. He died on the cross to RELEASE you from the guilt.
Now I SAY “stop it!” But does it stop? No, we have been conditioned for generations, maybe centuries, to carry guilt for all of mankind.
✝️ So one piece at a time, we have to give the cross back to Christ.
If you’re not a Christ follower, your job is to release the guilt to your higher power and take it OFF of you. It was never yours to carry!
That guilt is NOT faith.
That’s another ouch, especially if you were raised in the Southern part of the United States. Southern women are trained in guilt like they are trained to “hold your tongue.”
Faith is the belief that it’s NOT yours to carry. Faith is release. Faith Is Forgiveness. For your own transgressions and those you still hold Of others.
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