Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
We often wonder why things go wrong continually without realizing that it is quite likely that the reason for our problems is in our own actions. Sometimes we are so used to sinful behavior that we convince ourselves that what we are doing is right even if it’s wrong. Although our conscience dares to warn us that the direction we’re taking is wrong its voice is silenced by our will. What we can’t ignore is the consequences our bad actions bring upon our life and the life of our loved ones. But of these consequences we also rationalize and blame anything else that comes to mind just to make us believe that we are innocent of everything that is going on.
Running away from the challenges is not a feature of the brave but of the cowardly. As God’s children we must behave in a way that causes people to praise God for our actions. When was the last time the name of the Lord was exalted by something you did? If it’s been a long time or you do not even remember when was the last time this happened you have to stop and do a thorough analysis of your life and the path you are following. This does not mean that we will be announcing to all that we are about to do something for the glory of the Lord. Just act properly, serving the Lord in all that he instructs you to do and watch the praises of God arise without need for promotion or advertising. Ask the Lord to cleanse you of your faults and proudly dedicate yourself to do the things he wants you to do. Only to God be the glory!