For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin (Ps 38:18)~ Taking ownership of the truth of your guilt is the first step toward repentance. If you cannot be truthful because you’re trying to gloss over or diminish or hide facts of your guilt, you are not owning up to the truth of it. You can’t repent from a sin that you aren’t ‘man’ enough to truthfully admit you’ve committed. Confess it to GOD and HE is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us (1 John 1:9)~ Stand before GOD and declare your inquity! No PERSON is in a moral position to condemn nor forgive you for your sin! Those are God’s exclusive privileges! And HE chose in Christ Jesus to forgive us! Now get ready – Owning up to your ‘self’ and being truly sorry will bring some pain to your heart.. you will even mourn over it! But Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted (Matt 5:4)~ That Godly sorrow brings true repentance, watchfulness, a humble mind and continual dependence on the mercy of God in Christ Jesus! Finally, the hardest part for many of us…turn away from it and move on from it!! Yes, you can do this because you are no longer bound by it! He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but he who confesses AND forsakes them shall have mercy (Prov 28:13) and There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Rom 8:1)~ We have to stop holding onto stuff that’s already been forgiven. Stop holding onto self-defeating grudges and stop standing on the shore fishing out what God has thrown into the sea of forgetfulness! God has forgiven it and you are FREE from it! Why keep going back to it? Don’t imprison yourself any more…Own it, confess it, move on from it – Be blessed!