1. Do not try to rationalize or find a reason why you sinned. It’s as simple as that. Nothing can justify sin. Sin is sin and for that matter we have to accept it as a failure on our part to resist it. The moment we try to find a common ground for sin or to explain why we sinned, then we shall start living with sin. Do not cover up your sins. Remember Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
2. Accept the consequences of sin. They may come in different forms, if we live in denial of the consequences then we fail to accept we sinned and draw back to step 1. We have to accept the consequences of sin for it is in them that we draw nearer to Christ. The Wages of Sin is death-but the gift of God is eternal life Romans 6:23. You cannot accept Christ if you don’t see yourself a sinner (Christ came for sinners-we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God). Knowing that you are a sinner, the consequences of your sins are death but it is by Faith in Christ Jesus that we have the living hope of salvation and eternal life.
3. Do not be intimidated by the sins you have committed. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16. There is no sin that is bigger than the grace of Christ and mightier than the love of God upon us. Go to God in confidence and claim the promises He made. No sin that you have committed should make you feel too highly indebted nor too heavily burdened not to approach God.
4. Live with a new beginning. Trust in the redeemers love and care. Trust in the mercies of Christ. Trust in the death and resurrection of Christ. Trust in the forgiveness of sins. Trust in the cleansing of your heart by His love. Trust in being made a new creation and start a new beginning with Christ.
5. Live a holy life. It is that simple. It is possible. Everyday submitting yourself anew in the arms of God, each step taking with Him, committing every word of your mouth, every action, every step to the Holy Spirit for guidance, not forsaking the power of prayer, choosing everyday in solitude with God.