Youth : I committed a sin, now what do I do?
Many young people turn away from God, give up being faithful in their faith, after committing a sin (something they know is wrong, something that separates them from God, but still continue to do so).
After committing a sin, the person no longer seems the same anymore, before they were fervent, but now are full of doubts and insecurities; before they lived a peaceful life, now they are living an inner hell.
How does one get out of this situation? How does one turn back? Is it possible?
Before knowing the answer to these questions, you should first consider what led him/her to commit sin. Nobody having an intimate communion with God, who fears Him and is vigilant, wakes up one day and decides to throw away everything that they conquered spiritually to commit a sin and thus throwing their salvation away.
First there was numbness of faith, a lack of vigilance, a lack of fear, and an accommodation!
This was the beginning of the fall. And that is where it should be fixed.
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. ”
Many people run to God, asking for forgiveness of their sins, but then they end up falling back to commit the same sin again. There was no repentance, only a regret, and a remorse for what happened.
You need to cut off whatever made you fall in the first place, whether it is a friendship, a computer, or a relationship.
(To be continued next week)
15th November 2014 at 17:23
This is true what you have shared Mrs Viviane. Sometimes we keep repeating the same mistakes, we repent and we again make the mistakes. It is because we forgot to have this fear of the Lord, we started taking Him for granted… Thank you for your eye opening words.
10th November 2014 at 6:45
I totally agree with what you to cut it off and from the root, what draw my attention to this article was because I cimmitted a sin recently but even though I would never act upon it I knew that God knew my intentions and that was the part that was really hard for me. The good thing was during and after I kept hold of Gods hand I continued to pray and repented straight away but I couldn’t forgive myself for looking ugly before God. But what did our Lord Hesus do He held back my hand and drawed me closer to Him I need more of Him and as He told me I was forgiven He told me to forgive myself which was hard for the first few days. I am not perfect and i know that I may do ugly things from time to time but this time it was real if that makes it was like I was seeing my ugliness for the first time.
Looking forward to part 2
6th November 2014 at 13:10
Its true Mrs V we really need to repent and the most important thing when a person has fallen is to dust up yourself and continue your journey thank Mrs Vivi