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A Spiritual Identity Crisis

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I know and believe in Christ, his grand sacrifice, and his final victory over the dire consequences of sin. However, here lies my problem. While I believe in Christ, as time passes, I am ACUTELY aware of my sinfulness. I pray to god, in that moment, and genuinely ask for forgiveness and help with overcoming it...BUT a day later, I slip up and make the same mistake, even if I did say and mean that I wanted to change. The worst part is that I am IMMEDIATELY aware of it, and I can feel condemnation. The little voice in my head is crying out, begging me not to do it, but in the moment, I make the wrong choice due to powerful emotions. Think of it like a “heat of the moment” circumstance. My question is this: Can a person who believes in Christ still go on sinning, making mistake after mistake, asking for forgiveness and then still screw up? Or does this presence of sinfulness and this “cycle” point them out as a fake? I don’t want to keep screwing up, but impulsivity has always been an issue for me.
 
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You are engaged in a warfare, you are fighting on three fronts. Your enemies; your flesh, the world, and the devil. And they work against you and they work together. That is one way to look at it. Then there is another view to your struggles; Jesus behold I send out as "sheep Among wolves" be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. These encounters are not easy, you train. In the process of Holiness and sanctification. You reconize your weakness, you get back up and examine your path. Sometimes with tears and scars, and discipline by God your Father. For discipline by God trains you into works of righteousness. Hebrews 12:6. "For whom the Lord loves he chasten and whips every son whom he receives." Just keep reading your bible and you will see, substitute it for nothing and let it become your companion. Just like in the story "Pilgrim Progress"!
 
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You are engaged in a warfare, you are fighting on three fronts. Your enemies; your flesh, the world, and the devil. And they work against you and they work together. That is one way to look at it. Then there is another view to your struggles; Jesus behold I send out as "sheep Among wolves" be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. These encounters are not easy, you train. In the process of Holiness and sanctification. You reconize your weakness, you get back up and examine your path. Sometimes with tears and scars, and discipline by God your Father. For discipline by God trains you into works of righteousness. Hebrews 12:6. "For whom the Lord loves he chasten and whips every son whom he receives." Just keep reading your bible and you will see, substitute it for nothing and let it become your companion. Just like in the story "Pilgrim Progress"!
Now this...this makes sense. It never occurred to me that it’s a training process. I kept thinking something was wrong with me for making the same mistakes over and over and over. Thank you, my friend.
 
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