There is a HUGE difference between being shamed/guilted by others and being convicted by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God.
Don’t try to assume the role of the Holy Spirit in another’s life. He is the Spirit of the Supreme, Almighty Creator of the Universe. I think He can handle conviction through the correct handling of the Word of God all by Himself. He doesn’t need us to do His job. And if He DOES need our assistance, then conviction, guilt and innocence, shame and honor are really worth very little.
Yes, He will absolutely use other human beings and circumstances to bring about conviction and transformation. But, there is a huge difference between the Holy Spirit using us and us using the Holy Spirit.
Conviction will never happen without the work of the Holy Spirit. If there is no conviction, more than likely, there is no work of the Holy Spirit in that matter.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ…
Consume the Word of God. Love the Word of God. Practice the Word of God. Share the Word of God. Don’t be ashamed of the Word of God. Let the Holy Spirit use the Word of God in you.