June 30, 2018
There are some people who once knew the truth, but due to various reasons, violated the truth they once received. But then, they realized their mistake and repented. However, they often find it difficult to fully repent because of various obstacles (which truly exist in their own mind).
Many people admit that they have repented from their wrongs, but refused to undergo the process of healing that they should go through.
As an example, someone chose to leave their church due to friction with other church members. Then, they realized their mistake of leaving their spiritual brothers and even their spiritual parent just because of friction. Oftentimes, however, they still choose not to return to their spiritual family because of various reasons such as shame, worrying of what people will say, etc.
I find people could admit that they are willing to repent, but then refuse to persevere in fixing their mistakes. This shows that they haven’t truly ‘died’. Their unrenewed mind could easily toy them using negative thoughts such as what will people say or do about their ‘repentance’.
If a person is willing to repent and leave their mistakes, they must also make amends for what they did. There are many ways to do it, depending on how severe their mistake was. If their mistake only involved themselves (such as in their heart attitude or thoughts), they could simply lift a prayer of repentance before God. However, when a person’s mistake start to involve others, their act of repentance must involve others as well! For example, they could make a visit and apologize, or do other things that show their serious intention of fixing what they did.
If someone is hesitant to undergo the healing process from their mistakes, their wrong thinking must be cleared by aligning it with God’s word. When the word works, it will give them the ‘boldness’ to face whatever consequences they must face.
Psalms 126:5-6 (NASB) Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
I pray for everyone who are open to fix their mistakes to keep experiencing transformation and progress towards the better. Climb the stairway of healing and enjoy the glory that comes to those who repent. #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus