I Blew It!

Repentance, honest confession of sin, refreshment of repentance
Isn’t it refreshing when someone admits blame without excuse?

It’s not in our fallen human nature to do this. 

Our history of blame-shifting and excusing goes all the way back to the Garden. When God addressed their sin, Adam blamed Eve and indirectly blamed God for giving him Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. (Genesis 3:11-13)

It’s rare but so refreshing when someone says, “I’m sorry. I blew it.” 

And God wants to hear this too.

Taking our sins to God is important even though He already knows about them:
  • It proves we agree with God about sin.
  • It defines areas we need to improve.
  • It "cleans our slate" so we don't damage our conscience (1 John 1:9).
Today let’s do something good for our souls. Let’s confess our sins honestly to God and to any others we’ve offended.

6 comments:

  1. Enjoy the reading "Iblew it". It's easier to blame others for our sins.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That's one of the most difficult things to do.... thank you for the reminder.

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  3. This is so hard to do but it is healing to relationships when it does not seem possilbe. Thanks Gail.

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  4. Just had an issue with my 6 year old concerning this. A humble heart fixes so much! Bless you! Thanks, each week, for joining UNITE! ~ Jen

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  5. Gail, I was just reading Psalm 32, "Blessed is the man whose sin is forgiven," and reading how miserable man can be with unconfessed sin. The beauty of a clean slate is amazing, and it begins with the words, "I messed up." Thanks for adding your AMEN to my devotional reading today :)

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  6. I have been struggling with this personally. It is difficult to do, but it is so freeing because when we are obedient to God's Word right feelings will follow. I would love for you to share this post and/or another you would like to share with my readers at allthingswithpurpose.com!! We have a link up party every Thursday. Hope to see you there.

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