Satan is the king of condemnation. He’ll put numerous thoughts in our minds that make us feel like we’re doing a bad job at being a Christian. He’ll even use scriptures to justify how we’re missing the mark.

Let’s look at how he can condemn us.
We read Mark 1:35 which says, Jesus got up early and went out to an isolated place to pray.
Satan to Us: You didn’t wake up early and you barely prayed.
Someone cuts us off in traffic and we call them stupid.
Satan to Us: That’s not very Christian like.
Negative thoughts towards our job continously enter our minds.
Satan to Us: That’s not very grateful. How is God going to bless you with a new job with a bad attitude like that?
You forgot to pray over your food.
Satan to Us: If you get sick it’s your own fault because you didn’t pray.

Overall, he makes us feel like everything we’re doing is wrong or could be better. That’s no way to live.

There is no condemnation for those in Christ. We may not have it all together, but Christ does. We are in Christ and through Him, we are made righteous (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 5:1). So, when God sees believers of Jesus as Lord, He sees us righteous in Christ. He doesn’t see the person who may have had a bad attitude or the person who hasn’t read their bible in a while. He’s not shaking His head at us in shame. He’s happy because we’re in Christ.

Don’t allow condemnation to linger in your life. Know and accept that we are and forever will be righteous through Christ.

Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.