Because we want to do right, we often find faults within ourselves. We reflect on what we didn’t do. We think about everything we could have done better. We beat ourselves up about being rude to a customer, getting mad at our children, being judgmental, or complaining about a situation. Looking at all the things we’ve done wrong for the day is known as being sin conscious.

God doesn’t want us to reflect on everything we’ve done wrong. Instead, we should reflect on who we are in Christ. Despite our behavior, we should remind ourselves we’re righteous in the sight of God, we’re loved, we’re forgiven, and through Christ, we’re perfect.

God didn’t sacrifice His Son and provide all these benefits through Him so that we can dwell on what we didn’t do correctly. As long as we live in the flesh, we’ll always find areas that are flawed. The key is to see ourselves the way that God sees us, and God sees us as a righteous, bold, perfect child of His.

Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.