You can't repent! You can't stop sinning!
There are some children (and adults) that will say they can't live without their video games. Cigarette smokers will say they can't live without their cigarettes. When you love and cherish something, you can't imagine living without it. And often sinners will say that they can't live without their sin; that they can't repent. And the reason is because they love their sin.
Ask them to be specific, get them to say exactly which sin it is that they can't repent from; just which sin is it that you can't stop doing. The real problem is not that they can't stop but that they won't stop. The drunkard does not will to put down the bottle. The fornicator does not will to live pure. But Christ said, "Unless you repent…you will perish"
The Bible says that God does not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to bear, and that God always provides a way out (1 Cor. 10:13). What we need to do is always take the way out. If we love God we will keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome. We even have the ability to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5), and be more then a conqueror if we allow Christ to strengthen us.
Some say, "Do I really have to give up all my sin?" And of course the answer is no, you can keep sinning if you want. You don't have to give up ALL your sin. You don't have to give up getting drunk. You don't have to give up fornication. You don't have to give up blasphemy. You don't have to give up all your sin. And you don't have to go to heaven either. You can go to hell if you want. You can abide under God's wrath if you want. Or you can repent and be reconciled back to God.
To the heart that loves God and hates sin, it brings much peace and comfort to know that you can obey God and that you don't have to sin against Him! Just as possible as it is for us to sin, it is just as possible for us not to sin. So stop loving the sin that hates you, cast away your sin before your sin has you cast away!Scriptures Luke 13:3, 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 John 5:3, 2 Corinthians 10:5
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