confession

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9 (ESV)

Our natural instinct is to not admit doing wrong. We hide behind excuses. Make up reasons. Perhaps even concoct fabrications.

But not admitting our shortcomings, our mistakes, and our failures means we’re simply lying.

Yes, we’re doing it to protect our shame.

Yet we are deceiving not only our friends & family and all those around us but ultimately ourselves.

It sounds harsh.

But if we’re going to achieve any long-lasting results, any growth and ultimate success, then it’s necessary to be open-and-honest.

At least to ourselves.

Because without it we will continue to feel weighed down by the guilt and frustration that comes with the knowledge that we could do better.

But confess and our burden is lightened. Freeing us from those chains of self-doubt.

With this in mind I was impressed by the recent confessions of one blogger.

And that of another.

They’re not necessarily earth-shattering. But I’m sure their cathartic.

Now don’t worry, I’m not your priest. So there’s no need to confess to me.

But if there is something you need to get off your chest then take the time this week to examine your habits. Your temptations. Your fears.

You’ll be doing yourself a favour.

Kim | 73.5

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