All of us have sinned. Anyone who says they are without sin is deceiving themselves, and the truth of God is not in that person (1 John 1:8). When we are aware of our sin and the grace of God that has delivered us from it, we need to be on guard against believing the lies about us.

I think most people are aware of their own character. However, we also know, as Believers, we may sin without realizing it. There are myriad ways in which we can find out we’ve done something wrong. If you’re like me, you weren’t trying to do anything wrong, but it may turn out you did. The best course of action, when we’ve discovered we’ve sinned, is to repent and move on. However, not everything happens in our lives in an expedient cut and dry fashion. Your offense might be weeks, months, or even years old. Therein lies a difficulty.

I’ve recently confessed to a brother of mine that I’m always changing. I can’t even look back on myself from a year ago and say I’m the same person. However, until recently, I thought that might be a bad thing. After all, if I’m not the same person I was a year ago how can I look back and know myself? The Lord has shown me though, that the changes I’m undergoing, are changes in Him. As I’ve grown in my relationship with God I’m becoming more like Him. This is the desire of every Christian. We all want to be like Jesus.

Recently, I had the opportunity to exam something I did about a year or so ago. At the time, I believed there was nothing wrong with what I did, and no one was saying that there was. However, what I’ve realized, as I’ve dwelled on this issue, is how easy it was for me to believe I had done something wrong and worry about it. Today, the Lord brought this verse from Zechariah to my attention.

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.

Zechariah 3:1 (NIV)

This past weekend was a particularly busy one for me in the church and I realized, as I went through the weekend, into today, that the Lord’s almost been shouting at me through His word in an effort to turn me away from worry and anxiety to focus on my trust in Him.

We know the Devil accuses us before God. However, sometimes, we accuse ourselves. I’m certain Satan had a hand in bringing this recent issue into mind, but I know that nothing happens without God’s permission and I never like to give any credit to the Devil for anything. Something we have to be careful about, as we walk with the Lord, is taking pride in not sinning. We may all think we know our own character and what we will do or what we won’t do but honestly, we can’t. As long as we are in this flesh, we are subject to temptation and sin. Our flesh in these bodies will not be saved. However, we can trust God, and we can trust the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into truth. Furthermore, we need to walk in trust that, when we do sin, the blood of Jesus has covered our sin and we are forgiven.

Do you know God? God knows you and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so that we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.