Five steps to overcome sin
I have heard many people say that they are too weak to give up their sins , mostly habitual sins , why is it so hard to give up sin ? Is there a solution for this dreadful thing ? you are not here by chance , as you read this brief article you will find out how to overcome the power of sin in your life
We are conceived with sin , the sin(Original Sin ) was a inheritance from the first parents to us , so we are born in sin so basically our nature is sinful , so we are captives of the destructive power of sin , this sin is called by the early church fathers as the ''Original Sin" , so “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.”
John 8:34 Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin
so Jesus clearly tells us when we fall into sin , we have became servants of sin , we can not break the fetters of sin in ourselves but only we can do this with the help of Jesus , Yes Jesus Christ is the one who defeated the captivity of sin , By the merits of his incarnation , death and resurrection
. we are no longer under control of sin , Jesus defeated the devil with his agonizing death on the cross ,
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?
St.Paul tells us we are slaves before but when we are in Christ , now we have overcome sin with the gift of Grace a free gift bestowed on us , when we are in Christ Jesus we are made strong , we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us , yes we have authority over sin , death and suffering as the scriptures tells us ''For the wages, results or consequences of evildoing (Sin) is death , when we are in sin we are dead to Gods grace , but there is Good News today when we approach the throne of grace all our sins are forgiven Jesus Christ stands as an advocate in the presence of the father , he is the high priest of the order of Melchizedek simply as you read this post ask Jesus to forgive all your sin , know that Jesus is the good shepherd he knows your heart he saw the very depths of your life he stands at your door knocking to step in and heal you from the injuries of sin which has ruined life , Are you weak and heavy laden come Jesus calls you to him open your heart right now to him he longs to hear from you ,Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor Lord , the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I will list out a few steps to overcome sin in your life to break free from it .
Step 1 - acknowledge before God that you on yourself can do nothing to break the power of sin
Step 2 - Ask the help of the Holy Spirit , the Paraclete when you sin you offend the Holy Spirit who lives in you
be away from the situations of sin
Step 3 - when you fall short of God's glory that is sin then approach the Lord with confidence that he will forgive you , say the act of contrition with all your heart , Make a good use of the sacrament of Reconciliation ,
Step 4- make frequent use of the sacraments which are treasures of the Holy Church , Jesus revealed to St. Faustina that he stands as a merciful savior with his mercy in fullness in the confessional
the sacrament of reconciliation It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus' call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.It. is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner's personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction -CCC
Step 5- make a firm resolution not to offend God with your sin , whenever you fall back into sin remember Jesus waits for you to return when you return to him you give him the joy of being a savior
those who make use of this will surely overcome sin in their life , this grace is a free gift to us and its a must to receive the Lord in a worthy way in the Holy Eucharist .
After you sin there will be nothing left but just guilt and emptiness , You've got emptiness now don't try to fill it with a fancy car or a pretty girl but with run to the father who's arms are wide open to welcome his prodigal son
I now remember the lyrics of Amazing grace , Yes there are no longer chains over us
My chains are gone