woman_praying While I can blame my temptations on my flesh, the world and the devil, it is I alone who must repent and confess my sins to God and others; because it is I alone who have chosen to sin.  Rejecting sin is important, because it means that I have recognized the temptation and do not want to commit that sin or if I have sinned, I don’t like it!  But rejecting sin is not the same as choosing God.  Choosing God means total surrender, repentance and confession – that is the heart that God can use and cleanse – one that has been broken because of sin – one that says,

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”