Own Your Sin
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I have a very good friend, Zig Ziglar, who passed away recently. He was a phenomenal speaker and a wonderful husband and father. One of my favorite subjects I heard him speak about once was what he calls the “loser’s limp.”
A loser’s limp happens when an athlete fails at his or her job, falls down, gets up, and limps away. It’s like they’re trying to communicate to everyone watching, “Well, I wouldn't have failed if I hadn't been hurt. But this danged injury got in the way. So, you see, it’s really not my fault that I failed.”
There are a lot of Christians I see today who are walking around with a loser’s limp. They fail time and time again, yet never accept responsibility for their actions. They blame it on their circumstances, other people, or just say, “The devil made me do it!” All the while, they don’t realize they’re not bound to any of those things!
We have to stop teaching Christians how to find forgiveness without teaching them how to find freedom. In Christ, we’re new creations. And because of that, we have new abilities we've never had before. Own your sin. That’s the first step in claiming freedom and victory over it!
Take responsibility for your shortcomings and you'll take the first step to finding freedom from them!