…we come closer to God and approach him with an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!

Hebrews 10:22 (TPT)


God created a conscience for everyone. Because of it we can know right from wrong. You do not have to know Christ to have one, which can be a blessing. People often say, “Let your conscience be your guide.” I understand the phrase, but though it may sound wise, it has its drawbacks.

It is important to remember that our consciences are not always right. They can mislead us, making us feel guilty for things that aren’t actually wrong. Conversely, they can also make us feel okay about our actions, even if they are causing harm. This is especially true when we continue to do things that initially felt wrong.

The Holy Spirit always leads us correctly. He is the One living in every believer and acts as our guide, leading us into truth. Our role is to listen to His internal voice, with our conscience confirming what the Holy Spirit is saying. Be careful not to make your conscience your guide, as your personal standard of right or wrong can distort your understanding of truth. If we train our conscience to align with God’s truth, His word, our lives will be lighter.

Your conscience links to your thoughts and emotions. Wrong thoughts and volatile emotions adversely affect your conscience. Pray that God will keep your conscience clear, as only the blood of Jesus can cleanse it. Intimidation, manipulation, and false judgments of people can cloud your conscience. Keep it clear in all matters, and you will be able to hear the Holy Spirit, receive His revelation, and live a life of strong conviction without compromise.