You Can’t Live Your Life Purpose With Sin and Guilt
If we’re going to live our life purpose to the fullest, then we need to insure that we can always remain close with God. It’s from God where we receive our guidance through the Holy Spirit. We’ll be lost in our journey to serve God and we’ll be living the pain and agony of guilt and estrangement from God if we don’t remain close with Him.
We never want to experience God hiding His face from us because the face of God represents His favor, friendship, and fellowship.
There is only one thing that causes God to hide His face from us. It’s found in Isaiah 59:1-2,
Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
Sin is the one thing that causes God’s face to be hidden. The Bible says we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, which means the sin of mankind had hidden God’s face.
But thankfully we have Jesus! In Isaiah 50:6 we have the answer to remain close to God:
“I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”
Because Jesus did not hide His face from shame and spitting, because He took your place and died for your sins, God’s face can shine upon you always. He could have hidden His face; He could have avoided the whole crucifixion, but He didn’t. He bore a shame that was not His as God the Father laid the sin of the world on Him.
Because Jesus didn’t hide His face, the face of God will never be hidden from us. As we continue seeking His will and guidance we can go before Him in boldness for whatever we need to become the people that Jesus died for us to become. We’re blood bought and sanctified through Jesus and because of Him we can always ask for forgiveness when we sin and then continue on with God without guilt or looking at our mistakes. However, we must first repent of our sin before we ask for forgiveness and move forward with the intent of not commiting that sin again. This is an important part of forgiveness.
Luke 17:3 (ASV)
3 Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Before we forgive others, we need them to repent from sinning against us first. The same goes for each of us when we ask forgiveness from God or others. We repent first and then ask for forgiveness. It’s important to follow the Word for everything we do, including the way we forgive and accept forgiveness.
Forgiveness and your life purpose go together like your toothbrush and toothpaste. If you sin and let it go without repentance and asking for forgiveness, then you’ll never fulfill your purpose because you’ll avoid God and He won’t be able to face you. Always ask God for forgiveness after telling Him that you have repented. Receive God’s forgiveness and then continue on knowing that you are right with Him through Jesus Christ.
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