A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which
is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
We all make mistakes, and sometimes do things that we simply know are not right. A bigger mistake, comes when we refuse to acknowledge them and admit that we were in error. Those which we try to hide and attempt to justify will continue to fester until they are ultimately exposed and dealt with. Being honest and open with others and specially ourselves regarding our failings, allows us to learn from them, and is the first step toward gaining the strength which we need to overcome and move beyond them.
Thought for the day
We either believe in Him and the scriptures or not. We either believe in the 12 steps or not. Honesty is the key to getting started in recovery; are you there yet? To thine own self…be true.
I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told]–then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! ~Psalm 32:5 (Amp)~
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. ~Proverbs 28:13 (NASB)~
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. ~James 5:16 (Amp)~