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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Guilt Trip Express

"Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” (MSG)Galatians 5:10
Yours truly, the devotion writer, has to read my own devotions at times. Many writers say they get their material from their own life and I am no exception. 

One of the things I absolutely hate doing is making someone go on a guilt trip such as my own adult children. Not sure how it transpires but mainly a 'self' thing done unintentionally. Any parent out there will probably identify with me that it is hard to parent at times and get everything perfect.

The worse kind of trip that is no vacation at all is the guilt trip. It involves saying things to make yourself feel better or heap up a pile of self pity at the expense of someone else. Probably a tool of Satan to try to drag down relationships because it certainly is not a Christian thing to make someone feel bad. 

If you have this problem ask God to help you recognize when you are doing it. Ask Him to help you with things you say or do. Above all think before you say something stupid that hurts people or starts a fight. Just let it go and try to not do it again. 

PRAYER: Every day I know that I need to wake up and thank you for a new day. When I do help me tear down any barriers in my life that are hurting myself or worse, others. Help me learn from my errors how to live life without guilting people. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

1 comment:

  1. Becky: I had someone in my life who tried to make me feel guilty about certain events that happened in our lives. I didn't fall for it. I chose not to respond with words that would fuel the fire. She seemed to learn not to bother me. She died this past winter. I have had some grief times but God knows I did what He wanted me to do.