G R A C E
“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace,” (Romans 6:14)
We don’t have to carry and execute the punishment of our sins/mistakes. We don’t have to be afraid of repentance either. The Bible says that “perfect love casts out fear because fear has to do with punishment.” We’re not going to the throne of grace to be punished, but with hearts of repentance ready to lay down guilt and shame. There’s nothing to fear. The Holy Spirit’s not waiting with an “I told you so,” but an “I’ve been waiting for you.” Forgive yourself. You’re not the same person you were when that situation happened a year ago, a month ago, or even a week ago. So, even if whatever happened was your fault, THAT’S NOT WHO YOU ARE TODAY. You’ve learned. You’ve grown. Even though the enemy wants to keep us in bondage, the Comforter is here with the truth: It’s okay to live from wholeness. It’s okay to forgive yourself. You were made to live whole. Receive healing and remind yourself, “I give myself permission to live from wholeness.”
T R U T H
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:7-9 ESV
Just because we’re saved doesn’t mean that repentance saves us from reaping. His word does not return void. We do reap what we’ve sown, and we may even reap it in a different season, BUT the Holy Spirit is with us. We walk out the season of reaping and take it like a man/woman. We walk/learn in maturity. We allow God to do the healing work and keep pressing forward. If restoration is His will, so be it. If not, there’s greater that He has for you. Be encouraged! We’re consistently growing, and in due season we will reap the good if we do not give up.