“I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin” (Psalm 38:18)
Confessing sins is a way to experience more of God’s grace in your life. In addition, when you confess your sins to God, you are practicing humility before God while telling Him all of the sins you have done.
Here’s the steps to confess your sins:
Step 1 – Confess to yourself.
Every child of God has the Holy Spirit within them. The Holy Spirit has a gentle voice that leads us to deal with our sins. In our quiet time, we can confess our sins before God without condemnation.
Step 2 – Confess to God.
It’s important for us to know that God sees everything even the hidden motives of our hearts. Remember, as believers, we’re aware of the great sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross so it’s important to respond immediately to the His gentle conviction.
Step 3 – Confess to others.
Our confession to one another gives us an opportunity to hold each other accountable. By creating an environment of openness, we give each other room for restoration and healing.
Step 4 – Confess your sin specifically.
Confessing and focusing on the specific sin gives us insight into how we’re tempted and enticed in the first place. We live and learn from our mistakes.
Step 5 – Confess your sin in repentance.
Believers who confess their sin in repentance won’t be the same afterwards. There is freedom in repentance that alleviates guilt, shame, and regret. Do it often.
As you can see, by confessing our sins we’re able to experience freedom from the weight of sin, usefulness to the kingdom of God, humility in the light of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, release from regret, and the grace with forgiveness from God in heaven.