Stop Living Under Condemnation Today

"Living Under Condemnation" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Living Under Condemnation” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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Actually, it always ends up being self-condemnation. I mean, I can be the object of the condemnation of others. But I don’t have to accept it and live under it.

They can make my life miserable, but I don’t have to believe what they say about me.

But if I condemn myself, then I allow the condemnation of others to wield personal power.

I remember the day when I learned to transform the saying of Jesus, “Neither do I condemn you”, into, “Neither do I condemn me!”

A powerful self-liberating act.

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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    Stopping the self-condemnation, and learning self-applause, is so important to mental health.

    I love to hear preachers talking about how much God values us, made us in his image, and is willing to walk alongside of us as a loving, joyful friend.

    And with any friendship, changes come over time, as we learn about each other.

    It is all so natural. Easy. And simple.

    Perceiving God as someone that ‘demands we change’ simply destroys the friendship.

    I offer that Adam was created in the Garden to walk with God in the cool of the evening. The highest innate calling of humanity is simply friendship with God.

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