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I keep falling into sin

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by YoungandUnashame101, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. I'm trying my best to live for Jesus but I keep falling into sin it makes me feel God won't forgive me no more because i keep falling short of his glory..I want to be set free
     
  2. Mandy_S

    Mandy_S Newbie

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    If a Christian sins, it is against his will. One who is regenerate falls rather than dives into sin; he resists rather than embraces it. Any dead fish can float downstream. It takes a live one to swim against the flow. Christians still experience temptations and can sometimes fall into sin, but they are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:6). They have God’s Holy Spirit within them to help them say no to temptation, and to convict their conscience of wrongdoing when they do sin. The question is, when you fall into this sin, does your conscience immediately convict you and you feel godly sorrow for what you have done? Do you do everything you can to keep yourself away from temptations that may cause you to stumble? It is impossible for us as humans to turn from our sins ourselves..that is why we must first put our entire faith and trust in Christ..Repentance is a gift..Once we truly become saved we will hate our sin and want nothing to do with it so we will keep ourselves away from anything the may cause a temptation. God will forgive you for your sins if you put your faith and trust in Him and if you are truly saved you will notice yourself growing in holiness over a period of time.
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Senior Veteran

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    We all do if we are honest about it .
    Don't be too hard on yourself . You are trying your best , and that's what God sees .
    Each time pray for forgiveness and grace to be free from sin .
    Then stop worrying about it , and never forget that God never stops loving you .
     
  4. Autumnleaf

    Autumnleaf Legend

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    You'll quit sinning when you are ready, not a second sooner. Your will doesn't determine when you are ready. Its when your will has failed and you have given up on your strength that God is able to work in your life.
     
  5. srjoanna

    srjoanna Senior Member

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    the life of a Christian is this ( for me )

    We fall, we get back up again, we fall and we get back up.
    It might be like this until we leave this world.
    The point is that we get back up...and not stay on the ground..
    ( keep struggling is my point.. )
     
  6. Autumnleaf

    Autumnleaf Legend

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    Interesting.

    My point is about surrender.
     
  7. texastig

    texastig The diablo is in the phone booth dialing 911

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    See my post over here:
    http://www.christianforums.com/t7483031/
     
  8. salida

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    Do you have the holy spirit? He will give you the power to live a christian life. Human effort alone can't do this.

    Take one day at a time and get some inspirational friends that love God by their actions. Read the bible and pray daily. Get involved in a serious church. Its a life long lifestyle and you will know God more and more. True faith is demonstrated by actions. Feel free to email me if want.
     
  9. bsd31

    bsd31 Newbie

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    The rest of us as well. No human aside from Christ was ever free of sin in this world. You've got a lot of company.
     
  10. srjoanna

    srjoanna Senior Member

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    totally agree. All we can do is struggle, and not stop...with Gods help of course....
     
  11. Samuel Coleridge

    Samuel Coleridge Member

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    Do not listen to the devil when he tells you that it is alright to sin. Listen to God when he tells you to repent from your sins.

    I think if you do this,

    all that guilt you are carrying around will leave you and the peace of well doing will come upon you.

    Try it,

    This worked for me.
     
  12. singpeace

    singpeace Senior Member Supporter

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    The Apostle Paul wrote this:

    Romans 7:14-25 (NLT)

    Struggling with Sin

    14 So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. 15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
    18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[d] I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20 But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

    21 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God’s law with all my heart. 23 But there is another power[e] within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
     
  13. .Iona.

    .Iona. I love Jesus!

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    Absolutely, well said :)

    Jesus came to seek out the sinners, that's who He wanted to find and save. That's us.

    I feel the same at times, but you have to remember that Jesus knows we are sinners and He loves us despite that - He came for just that reason!
     
  14. Guitarslinger87

    Guitarslinger87 Trying Hard

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    My first post here (yay!)

    I am in a similar boat as the OP. I've seen God work through me in amazing ways. I've seen his work in my life in many ways but I keep falling into sin sometimes.

    A musician wrote - "You rise, you fall, you rise and you're down again. What doesn't kill you makes you more strong."

    I feel the conviction immediately and pray for forgiveness. I know I receive it but I fall back into it another day. It's hard. VERY hard but I try and try and try.
     
  15. Colin

    Colin Senior Veteran

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    You are doing just the right thing as long as your efforts are carried out in the power of the Holy Spirit '
     
  16. west2222

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    you are in good company paul said the good i would do i do not and that which i would not do, i do.......but it is not him doing it but the sinful nature in him (which never goes away) if u want grace to abound glory in your weaknessess 2 cor 11 :30 I Glory in my Weaknesses so Grace may abound this is contrary to human nature as i feel and want to feel guilty shame etc however if we get a grasp on the breadth and depth of Grace it is when we glory in our human weaknesseses that Grace.unmerited Favor flows which is Gods way of using Mercy and Grace to Forgive heal and restore us again (and again and again and as many times to pick us up when we fall as we need..this is the amazing goodness and compassion of papa) :clap:
     
  17. west2222

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    you are in good company paul said the good he would do he doesnt do but the evil which he would not do he does but not him but the sinful nature in him which never goes awa y if u want grace to abound remember 2 cor 11:30 which says i glory in all my Weakknessess so Grace may abound this goes against human nature of guilt shame and fear but magnifies the beauty of Grace which always supercedes sin where sin abounds grace does much more abound per J Prince god passes over nothing but imputes nothing to my account as Jesus paid for it all once and for all
     
  18. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    just remember, the Devil is real and you are being persecuted

    either get wise or get old

    Wisdom will come to you whenever you need Her, if you are innocent.

    And God defends His children, whether it means He dies or not.
     
  19. Girder of Loins

    Girder of Loins Future Math Teacher

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    [In that deep announcer voice]N-n-n-necropost!!!!!