|Why do we find coming clean and admitting our wrong doing so hard?|
Adam and Eve must have set the tone for us because we are constantly putting on fig leaves and hiding behind trees instead of recognizing that God already knows we are guilty and simply coming clean (Gen. 3:6-13).
Instead of going through the day in trouble with God and others as blatant liars and deceivers of ourselves (I John 1:8), let us practice I John 1:9:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Not only will God clean us up, but we will feel relief from the release of the guilt and shame that accompanies our sinful behavior. People will also have more respect for us being honest. Who wants to work around and live around a liar. No one can trust a liar because liars lie and deceive all the time.
Make the decision today to get clean before God and by confessing your known and unknown sin to God. You may also have to admit your wrongdoing to the people you offended and ask them to forgive you.
Once you get rid of the ankle weights of sin in your life, check out the reduction in your stress levels, and check out the extra pep in your step.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)