It is not until we are willing to identify, admit and face the ugly reality of our sin that God can come in and redeem, heal and restore us unto righteousness. His righteousness through Christ Jesus is a gift from Him, that way none of us can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Face it, sin is ugly, but no sin is worthy of us living in shame and/or guilt. God is able to give us beauty for ashes. Although, we cannot for one minute justify, belittle, or gloss over the truth of sin. We must view sin according to God’s standards not the world’s or our standards. Decide who is your authority. Is it this world, the government, your family, your friends? As Christ followers we must decide that God defines what is sin and what is wrong, not us or anyone else.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Once we are willing to face the ugly truth of sin in our lives and look into the mirror saying, “Yes I was or I am a (fill in the blank) or whatever, but God has cleansed me from all unrighteousness and I can walk as a child of light with my eyes on Jesus, shutting the mouth of the devil because I am no longer ashamed, but what the devil meant for harm God will use it for His glory!!!! God can use whatever the devil was trying to bury us with!!!! BUT first, we must let go of our pride, guilt, and shame and admit the wretchedness of our sin. Sin does not become ok or not as bad, just because I did it or are doing it!
No one of us is better than the other, we have all fallen short. Do not give satan satisfaction by glossing over your sin. Come clean, admit your sin and faults so God can set you free and He can freely move in your life.♥