“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (Proverbs 28: 13)
We can’t hide our errors or hide from them, and really have the full and free life we want and truly deserve. If we are living in avoidance of confronting or owning up to mistaken beliefs or practices that are not truly pure and full of God’s qualities, then we are living dishonestly, against our real nature, and the Truth must set us free.
These covered sins are meant to be exposed. This exposing is not our doom or our shame or embarrassment. It is our cleansing, refreshing, new start. It is not psychoanalysis or self-analysis that reveals these hidden demons. It is the light of God and His Love. As we yearn to know more of God, claim and express those right qualities that we perceive, we can’t fail to begin to see those errors emerge as simply undesirable, unnecessary, and having no real attraction for us or necessary attachment to us. And we can give them up, without looking back.
Mercy comes through honest reflection and fearless confession. Our absolution is not begging for mercy, but a clearer sense of God’s goodness and a genuine desire to experience it, without any impediments or shadows cast upon it. Our confession is not a declaration of guilt, but an acceptance of innocence, of the inmost desire to lose the limiting beliefs about ourselves for the glorious truth of our beaming lives. We can see the sins as nothing more than distractions from a truly honest life—one that expresses God, good, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.
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