(Pro 11:17 KJV) The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
How is your self image? I am not talking about arrogance or conceit. I mean do you accept the fact that you are a child of God, created in His image and that Jesus died for you. If you have repented and trusted then that should be a starting point for you. You may be one of those people who never makes mistakes. If so then ignore what I am saying but most of us tend to get down on ourselves when we shouldn’t.
Maybe I am speaking just for myself. Maybe I am the only one, but I have some real insecurities. It always amazes me when people act like they enjoy having a conversation with me. One of my self improvement projects involves not always assuming that I am the problem when it is obvious I am not. I am the problem often enough that I don’t really need to exaggerate my powers.
So? Walk that fine line between giving yourself a break and giving yourself an excuse. The Holy Spirit will help you.