Return to the Lord. Say to him, ‘Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously.” Hosea 14:2
What stops good people from cleaning up their act? Spiritual misconceptions.
See if you recognize any:
• Painful experiences are just the result of fate. They’re not connected to my choices.
• God’s much too forgiving to permit escalating consequences or allow me to get hurt just to motivate me to stop sinning.