Step/Week 5, Day 1 – Admit: Eternal Life or Eternal Death
May 6, 2020 256
“Happy are those whose hearts are pure, for they shall see God” (Matt. 5:8, TLB).
This week we will look at the actual process about admitting our sins and confessing them. In the depths of addiction, admitting things we have done wrong rarely comes naturally because our addictions mask the need for truth and honesty. Our hearts are anything but pure and so, our happiness levels are probably at rock bottom.
As you have worked through your spiritual inventory, you will have come to understand the precept of being totally honest about the sins you have committed. You might have had this type of spurious thinking that if you keep your sins a secret from other people, then there is a sense and degree of safety with them not knowing the “real” you. But really, this type of thinking is false, you will only be kidding yourself. They may not know, but God knows all your sins! This is an important truth to remember. He sees you always. How would you like to see Him by spending time with Him on your recovery journey?
Today’s verse shows a picture of the potential of a fulfilling relationship with God, when your heart is pure, and your motives are true. You can experience such a daily relationship with God. However, your sinfulness gets in the way of that relationship. Your sins cause a barrier that distances you from God.
When you realise: “For the wages of sin is death” (see Rom. 6:23), you will hopefully see the sheer urgency in wanting to confess your sins, no matter how uncomfortable you may think that process will be. When you think about it, your standing in eternity is at stake here, either, you will live with God in eternity or be eternally separated from Him. This is how important it is for you to come to a decision to put this process into action. Don’t delay! Start today!
– Graham Hood
Personal Reflection: What is holding you back from confessing your sins? Work through these issues (with God) and get to the place where you are willing to do so. Cherish your relationship with God. It’s a real blessing to your full recovery.