Let us face it, we Christians are not perfect. We are like everyone else and we sin just like everyone else. We do an injustice when we live in denial that we are still sinners or believe we are better than others. If anything, we should be even more conscious of our sins. We should have the courage to admit our wrongs and the strength to set things right.
Repentance is not a process in which we try to beat ourselves up for the mistakes of the past. Instead repentance empowers us to move out of the pain of sin by opening healing salve of love and forgiveness
It easy to point at the people whose one sin is big at as a mountain, but often we fail to see all of our little pebble sized sins that add up to an equal sized mountain.
When we sin, we usually don’t do things that we know are clearly wrong. Instead, we often do things that we that we feel are “gray” areas; things we can easily justify. Why?
The devil knows if he attacks us directly and tries us to do something we have clear morals against, we will resist him and we will run to God. So he attacks us where we are the weakest, slowly moving us away from God in very subtle ways.
However, there is a quick and easy way undo any damage these attacks cause. Each day for even from a moment, ask God to forgive you for those errors in judgement and to help you love him more each day.