Four steps to overcome sin
Why is it so difficult to give up sin? Is there a solution for this thing? you are in the right place, as you read this article you will discover how to overcome the power of sin in your life.
We are conceived with sin (Original Sin ) was an inheritance from the first parents to us, so we are born in sin so fundamentally our nature is sinful , so we are captives of the destructive power of sin , this sin is called by the early church fathers as the ”Original Sin” , so “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.”
John 8:34 Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.
So Jesus obviously explained to us that when we fall into sin, we have become servants of sin, we can not break the fetters of sin in ourselves but we can only achieve this with Jesus’s assistance. Yes, Jesus Christ is the one who conquered the captivity of sin, By the merits of his incarnation, death, and resurrection.
we are no longer under control of sin, Jesus defeated the devil with his agonizing death on the cross, Romans 6:16.
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, if you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?
St.Paul tells us we are slaves before but when we are in Christ , now we have conquered sin with the gift of Grace a free gift bestowed on us , when we are in Christ Jesus we are made strong , we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us , yes we have authority over sin , death and suffering as the scriptures tells us ”For the wages, results or consequences of evildoing (Sin) is death, when we are in sin we are dead to Gods grace , but there is Good News today when we approach the throne of grace all our sins are forgiven Jesus Christ stands as an advocate in the presence of the father , he is the high priest of the order of Melchizedek simply as you read this post ask Jesus to forgive all your sin , know that Jesus is the good shepherd he knows your heart he saw the very depths of your life he stands at your door knocking to step in and heal you from the injuries of sin which has ruined life , Are you weak and heavy laden come Jesus calls you to him open your heart right now to him he longs to hear from you ,Still, as on we journey,
I will list out a few steps to overcome sin in your life to break free from it .
Step 1 :
Acknowledge before God that you on your own can do nothing to break the power of sin.
Ask the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete when you sin you offend the Holy Spirit who lives in you.
Stay away from anything that triggers you to sin.
when you fall short of God’s glory that is sin then approach the Lord with courage that he will forgive you , say the act of contrition with all your heart, Ensure you make a good use of the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Make continuous use of the sacraments which are treasures of the Holy Church, Jesus revealed to St. Faustina that he stands as a merciful savior with his mercy in fullness in the confessional the sacrament of reconciliation. It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.It. is called the sacrament of Penance, since it sanctifies the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction -CCC