I’m a sinner.
I know this may come as a big surprise to you – I seem perfect (hott wife, rock hard abs [ha], uber video game skills, etc), but I’m not. Often times in our Ministry careers we will forget how important it is to confess our sins to our trusted friends. We forget to share our struggles sometimes. Sometimes it’s because we genuinely forget to, but more often than not because we don’t want other people to see the sin in our lives.
As ministry leaders it’s important to fight sin to the best of our ability. After all – we are judged on a higher level than the average Joe (or Joan) [James 3:1]. Here are three tips to help make sure you are properly dealing with your sins:
1) Get an accountability partner(s). Having people to share your sins with gives you a friend who will keep you accountable for that sin. Make sure this person is someone you trust – the peanut butter to your jelly. If I know that my accountability partner is going to call me weekly to make sure I’m keeping my pride in check, then I will more consciously try to be humble.
2) Confess them to God! Sure – God knows that you’ve sinned long before you bring it to Him. But we’re called to confess to God on a regular basis and ask for forgiveness of our sins – when was the last time you’ve genuinely asked for repentance from God (1 John 1:9)?
3) Stop Sinning. I know this one is almost impossible to do – but you need to try. When you genuinely ask God for forgiveness of your sins and keep sinning anyway, it’s a slap in the face to God. I know that we all sin and to completely stop is nearly impossible, but with the help of accountability partners and God – nothing is impossible.
God is bigger than ANY sin you face.
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