Many times I tried to quit drinking. The first time I tried I was 13. I was 42 when I took my last drink. That was 29 years of repenting and repeating. The key for me to get genuine forgiveness from my loved ones is to show them I had changed. Jesus forgave me for every wrong I Ever did on the cross. My children however are humane and have had a much harder time. You see when they were little, I would say, I’m sorry, I’ll never do that again. Then I would do it again. They really felt they couldn’t believe a word I said. In my alcoholism, I spent much of my time in black out drunk. I often woke up in the morning not being able to remember the afternoon/evening before. At breakfast if no one seemed to mad at me, I figured everything was OK and I hadn’t been too stupid. Problem is not remembering I couldn’t fix what I was doing wrong. One thing I did over and over was leave my son at the Hockey rink. I would forget to pick him up. I did this over and over. I only remember doing it twice. Yet, I did it many more times then that. I am sad that I had such pathetic behavior back then. I am deeply saddened, that my boys had to deal with that. But that is not who I am today! Through Jesus Christ I have been changed!!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Believing Jesus took all my sin on the cross and gave me his righteousness is the GREAT EXCHANGE! I am a new creation. Today, I repent and try to not repeat.
A friend of mine said;
1. Own it
Even the great Apostle Paul said, “Why is it that I do the things I don’t want to do the don’t do the things I want to do?” It is the humane condition to sin. It is Jesus Christ who paid the price to pardon us. It is His Holy Spirit that helps us walk the walk. Today. Be inspired to ask the Holy Spirit to help you with whatever sin it is that you are repenting and repeating. You are forgiven through the finished work of Christ. Your family and loved ones will trust you again, when they see you walk out sincere repentance.
Be fit and be blessed,