Hey, did you hear that! There is no condemnation if you know Jesus. God isn't up there in heaven looking down in anger at you. He isn't up there in heaven (or inside of you) telling you you are rotten, no good, nothing. If you hear anything like that, that isn't God talking. That is your flesh or the devil (probably both).
If the enemy can get us focused on ourselves, whether through condemnation or pride (he doesn't care how he does it), he has won until we fight and put our eyes back on God.
When you are focused on you, you can't do God's work. When you can't escape yourself, when you are trapped emotionally inside, you have to ask God to break you out. You have to die to yourself so the Spirit has free access to move through you.
Yes, sometimes we need to examine ourselves. That is scriptural. But figure out where you're at. If you have sin, confess and repent and turn back to God. Then, get going. Do God's work.
Let me tell you a story of myself that is from my past, something God had to free me from mentally. For those of you who don't me I am 42, will be 43 this year (told you that to give you some perspective).
I began dieting when I was in fourth grade. At age 11 I knew I was fat (I wasn't). I was obsessed with trying to lose weight. This went on till my early 20s. There were times in there I got way too thin. Other times where I made myself throw-up. Still other times I would exercise constantly. I was always monitoring what I ate, how much I ate. It was awful. It was constantly on the brain. I couldn't get rid of it. My self-esteem was tied to it. I loathed myself. I knew I wasn't lovable unless I was very thin.
Then, finally God delivered me from it. It hasn't been part of my life for 20 years. And I am so thankful. There was one time in my 20s when it tried to come back. But when I recognized it it had no power over me.
God is bigger than anything. If there is something that constantly races through your mind, holds you captive, it shouldn't be. Anything that haunts you mentally or emotionally shouldn't be. Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5..I think).
We are called to be free in Jesus. Be free today. It is the best way to be.