There was a popular song in the 1960s called The impossible Dream, taken from the Broadway play Man from La Mancha, a story about Don Quixote’s quest for glory. We fight a similar uphill battle against sin. As much as we might try, we will sin. Here we find how to quickly right the ship, by confessing our sins.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:9
The Lord demands perfection to stay in his presence, to fellowship with him. We can’t pull this off for the life of us. He knows this and has provided a way to stay in his light. His life.
The problem comes when we don’t practice this routine cleansing, or worse, when we think we’re sin free. John calls this living a lie. A remorseful Christian striving to get back into good graces will always be welcomed back into the fold with open arms.
On the other hand, it’s a precarious place to be, wandering around in the darkness, thinking you’ve found your way. There’s always the chance that you can’t practice the truth because the truth’s not in you at all!
A sinning Christian is a miserable soul. The Holy Spirit within will drive him back to the light. Everyone knows what confession’s good for! The soul, in case you don’t.