There are certain sins in my life that I find myself confessing every day. These things are just daily struggles.
If you don’t have anything like that in your life, I thank God for you.(I want to be like you when I grow up) lol.
But if you’re like me and there’s something(s) that you find yourself confessing every time you pray, read on.
I was just going about my day when the follow words started to haunt me:
‘Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand’-Mathew 3:2
I am saved, sanctified and sealed, so I knew the message was beyond giving my life to Christ. As I began to ponder and ask God what He meant, this is what I’ve learnt:
The reason I’m confessing a particular issue all the time is that I am not repenting of the issues I’m confessing. My confessions are sincere but I am not repenting.
What does it mean to repent? The Amplified bible puts it this way: ‘Repent ([a]think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’.-Mathew 3:2
Therefore, with repentance, it’s not just enough to be and say I’m sorry for my sin, my conduct has to change. For my conduct to change, the way I think about my sin must change. I need to see sin the way God sees it.
If all I’m doing is confessing and not repenting, my salvation is on shaky ground.
Repentance takes work. I have to consciously choose to change my thoughts and subsequently my actions in the areas I’m constantly confessing.
I need to stop giving excuses.
The mirror of the word has just exposed another blemish.
God! Help your daughter!
Who’s with me?