Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. “Happy are the pure in heart.” (Matthew 5:8)
Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (James 5:16)
After writing an inventory, we must deal with what we have written. the fist way we do that is to confess our sins to God. Let’s review the acrostic for CONFESS.
Confess your shortcomings, resentments, and sins
Obey God’s directions
No more guilt
The “CON” is over! We have followed God’s directions on how to confess our wrongs. Four very positive things start to happen after we “FESS” up.
Face the truth
Ease the pain
Stop the blame
Start accepting God’s forgiveness