Romans 8:1 says there is no condemnation in Christ. Verse 2 tells us the law of the Spirit has set us free from sin and death. Why then do we continue to condemn ourselves?
I often imagine going before the Lord one day and Him saying, “Mel, you judged her and you judged them. But you also judged you. Why did you condemn yourself when my word says there is no condemnation in Christ? You wasted so much time on this one, my dear.”
My post yesterday, I Don’t Like the Proverbs 31 Woman, pokes at some of my insecurities that I bring on myself. The pointing fingers are always mine. Why can’t you get up earlier? Why don’t you have a calmer spirit with your children? Why? Why? Why?
‘Why’ could almost be a dirty word. You moms know what I mean. You’ve experienced the ‘why’ phase of child rearing and it’s enough to drive you to the nut house, willingly. I doubt God gets annoyed with us but I’m sure there are times he’d like to swat us on the bottom and say, “Baby girl, you are wasting time. Get moving. DO something and stopping asking why.”
Unless you feel the holy spirit convicting you, stop pointing fingers at yourself and asking why you can’t do better. I’ll say it. You are wasting time. If you feel the Lord is telling you to rise early or make home made bread every day, then do it. If it’s not a nudge from Him but instead one brought about from comparisons and insecurities, take it to the foot of the cross. Pray about it. Leave it there. And get moving.
It’s too easy to sit on idle waiting for a prompt or because we aren’t sure we can do it. More often than not, we know when He’s spoken to us. We feel it solidify deep in our gut.
What finger are you wagging in your own face? Are you feeling led by the spirit or convicted by humans?
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. Romans 8:1-2