Ask yourself: Is your conscience clear?
Whether it’s a fall-out with a friend, a lie you’ve been caught with yet blame the other for their questioning, or bitterness inside is seeping through your pores and rather than “deal” with its root cause, you continue to fake it.
Seeking Him says, “If we have wronged another, we must humble ourselves and do what is required to gain a clear conscience with God and that person.” This doesn’t suggest to offer excuses or make accusations, regardless of how wrong the other person may have been. And, rather than say, “I’m sorry,” seek and ask for peace over the situation.
I love the French proverb that says, “There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.” But, what if you have humbled yourself, multiple times, yet they continued to disrespect and accuse? What if you haven’t wronged anyone yet your conscience is burdened? Or… what if you have humbled yourself, sought reconciliation, yet the other person continued on a rampage and believes the silent treatment equals peace? Then what? “If the other person was also at fault, leave it to the Holy Spirit to convict him or her. God is asking you to clear “your” conscience, not theirs!,” highlights Seeking Him.
Phycologist Therese Whyatt says, “You have to choose to be okay when others are not okay with you.
Determine to maintain a clear conscience because indeed you have searched your heart, you’ve seeked forgiveness or reconciliation, and sought to please and honor your Creator.
What remains? Pursue righteousness and choose to “lighten” up. Don’t let Satan steal from you the freedom of a clear conscience, that perhaps you already have, but continue to downgrade your spiritual journey. Walk in the grace you have been given.
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