Please understand that this article on overcoming sin
is written to the Believer who has been born again by the Spirit of God.
Although the principles are true, one needs the Spirit to make proper application
of them. Therefore, if you have not committed your life to Jesus
as your Lord go HERE
and do that first, then return to this article.
I also recognize that most people won't
memorize or remember all the factors concerning overcoming the sins in
their lives. Therefore, I would suggest that you stop and pray right
now. Ask God to speak to you about any specific areas that you need to
work on as you read through the article. Please just check the ones
that are most meaningful. When you finish reading the article, print it,
and then return and work on what God spoken to you about.
Sin is simply disobeying God.
He tell us to do something and we omit doing it or He tells us not
to do something and we do it anyway. The New Testament word
for sin (hamartia) means mission the mark (target). The reality is
that we all sin from time to time. "For all
have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:10).
Furthermore, "If we say that we have not sinned,
we make him a liar, and his word is not in us" (I John 1:10).