My Confession

My Confession is a public “Humility” campaign

We can’t change what we won’t acknowledge! Our goal with “My Confession” is to come together online, share how we have fallen short of the Glory of God, and help us to focus on our own sins-which you CAN change, and take the focus off of other people’s sins-which you CAN’T change.

That may look like pain you have caused someone else, a judgmental attitude, a secret hatred for another person, failing to give God time during your day, not reading the Bible…this page is yours.

Take a moment to read other people’s confessions and join us in praying for each other. We encourage you to share your confession with the person you have hurt (only you will know if that’s appropriate). Finally, find a fellow Christian to confess to personally and seek their counsel and accountability to help you in your area of weakness.

To share your public confession, we encourage you to:

  1. Write a short confession on a post-it note
  2. Add our website www.myconfession.org
  3. Post it in a public place, and email us a photo of it
  4. Share your confession and other thoughts here

Here are some of the best “high traffic” places to post your confession:

Gas stations, bank ATM machines, drive through windows, bathroom mirrors, RED BOX video rental units, parking garage keypad entries, Etc. Use your imagination!

Comments

  1. says

    When I was younger, I remember my parents taught me the difference between right and wrong. Somewhere along the way, I determined that wrong meant “a bad person”. And from there, I just began to disassociate with people who were bad, and felt comfortable knowing I was NOT a bad person. Because I felt like I wasn’t a bad person, I began to treat others who didn’t know Jesus as lesser than me. My pride got the best of me and I began to talk down to other people who were different religions, or without religion at all. Worst of all, I began to treat them as if my life was better and they were stupid for not choosing Jesus. One of the things that really bothers me, is that I knew a girl at the place I work at, who didn’t go to church, and was pretty weird. She used a lot of bad language, and watched movies that I thought were too violent for me. Sometimes I thought about being nice to her, and inviting her to my church, but I thought that she might say a bad word or and everyone would think that I was a bad person for trying to be friends with her. She moved away, and I always wish I would have befriended her, my behavior was not very Christian like. I know that Jesus came to us while we were all sinners, all bad. He didn’t come to rescue those who were without sin—there isn’t anyone who is without sin. And if he didn’t reach out to my heart, I would still be a sinner too. I’ve learned now, that I don’t have the right to be judgmental of anyone, because I am just as guilty of being bad too. I try now, to make sure and be friendly to people who don’t know Jesus too, because Love is greater than evil. -Kevin Plano, TX

  2. says

    I work in an office with several gay people. When I first got this position, I was really confused on whether or not I should even talk to people who were gay. I see on TV a lot of so called Christians picketing gay events, and I know that being gay is not condoned by the Bible. But I never understood what that means I should do? Should I try to convert them? Does Jesus expect me to speak about him, in everything I say? So instead, I just chose to ignore them, and have as little to do with anyone who was gay at all. I feared that I would be responsible for condoning their behavior, if I spoke to them, without letting them know that I am a Christian, and I think they are wrong. But I realized after talking with my church pastor, that this is not the right response either. Instead, I should interact with them, the same way I would any other person. After all, we are all sinners, myself included. I can work, cooperate, and even assist or help a person who is gay, the same way I would a person who is not gay that also has a problem with sin. I just need to let what God has done in my own life, reflect that in my actions, my words, and my heart. I’ve recently had a conversation about God and my beliefs with this same person. He was amazed that I wasn’t so hateful to him all these months. He even thanked me for helping him out on a project. -Anonymous Frisco, TX

  3. says

    Today, I realized that I was a hypocritical Christian. I used to think I was a Christian just because I went to church and I served on a ministry that helped in the homeless shelters serving food. I thought this was what a Christian did and that I was good, but I never read the Bible because I thought it was pretty boring. And at the time, I wasn’t really sure that what it said was even true. But a good friend asked me if I would like to attend a Bible study with him, and I was really wrong. I realized that what I was doing and what I was showing were two different things. I’m really glad my friend invited me! -Trevor, St. Paul MN

  4. says

    Hypocrisy is something that I’d never really understood. To me, hypocrites were people who were liars, saying one thing and doing the complete opposite. This definition is true, but I never accepted that I have been hypocritical in my actions as well. After all, who WANTS to admit this? But recently I was convicted of this when I realized that my behaviors did not match up with what I say my beliefs are, when I interacted with my own children. I teach Sunday school, so I knew the Bible versus on why Jesus is our savior, and what He says about anger and being critical. I realized that I was a hypocrite one afternoon when I yelled at my son to clean up a mess he had made. I had a bad day at work and was already fuming when I got home because a man had cut me off in traffic, so I admit that I was much more abusive with my words than I should have been. After he ran to his room crying, I heard a television program with a preacher say the words from Proverbs 14:29- People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. I sank to the floor and prayed for forgiveness right then. Then I went upstairs to apologize to my son and even shared the verse with him. I realize now, that hypocritical behavior can always affect us, and we need to thank Jesus every day for His mercy and grace. -Tamara

  5. says

    My Confession is I’ve allowed my religious convictions to make me numb to the human rights of gays and lesbians. I haven’t consciously fought AGAINST gay marriage, but I’ve allowed outspoken Christian political activists to limit the human rights of LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) and let them speak FOR me through my silence. The Gay community deserves love, not discrimination. And for my part in that, I’m incredibly sorry.

    • James Glenz says

      Mr. White, I am a bisexual youth in the United States. While I can’t speak for the entire LGBT community, I would like you to know that I, personally, am very thankful for what you said here. I don’t imagine it was easy to confess this, nor can I imagine the comments you may be receiving from people angry with what you’ve said. So, thank you. It really does mean a lot. James Glenz

  6. says

    i dont know why but i always feel guilty and i think its because my parents put to much pressure on me. A couple of months ago i went on a school trip and had sex with a guy i dONT REALLY LIKE i dont know why i regret having sex with him but before i had sex i was addicted

    • says

      Delilah, thanks for your confession. I was confused by one part (not that it really matters), but I’d like to understand where you are at…and a clarification would help. You said “…i dont know why i regret having sex with him but before I had sex i was addicted.” Did you mean you don’t know why you had sex with him (the guy you didn’t really like), or did you mean you don’t know why you have regrets? Thanks, and let us know if we can help you in any way.

  7. Heather says

    I usually try to be good and bring Glory in the name if the Lord, but lately I have felt a lot of pressure to be good because I feel that non-believers are watching and waiting for me to fail and fall because in that is condones the lifestyle they have. This weekend I did fail miserably. I had my sister and her bf over and we drank alcohol. Alcoholism runs in my family (not an excuse). More people ended up coming because of people that my sister knew and so on and so forth. By the time they got there I was pretty drunk. In the back of my mind, the whole time I felt ashamed. I was not bringing glory to God’s name. I even tried to make up for it by putting on Christian music at one point, which someone changed within a few seconds of me putting it on. I even found myself saying things that were totally dis-honoring to God. I feel like I have let a lot of people down by doing this and myself down and most of all God. I know Jesus spits out the lukewarm Christian and I don’t want to be that way. How do I let this old lifestyle go and tell people that I can’t do these things without them thinking I am puting my nose up in the air at them? Mostly, how do I stop drinking?

    • says

      Heather, me and a friend named larry just sent you a private enail in response to your questions. Thanks for being so brave to post your confession. I hope and pray that it inspires others to do the same. We’re praying for you.

  8. Jonathan says

    My confession is that I really haven’t changed enough since becoming a Christian. Nearly a year ago, I first confessed my sins to God and decided to try and follow him, but I don’t think anyone has noticed a huge difference between me then and me now that God is in my life. I have changed slightly in my actions and lifestyle, though not enough, and I do read my Bible and pray most days, but generally, I don’t feel the same kind of zeal or feeling of transformation that I hear about from other Christians. I don’t feel the kind of longing and awe for God as do many other Christians, so something must be wrong. I still sometimes feel embarrassed about sharing my faith with my friends and family, which is pathetic, and even though my dad has said he wants me to tell him when he misuses God’s name because he doesn’t want to offend me, I usually don’t because I feel too awkward. So generally I have not been a great witness for Christ in front of non-believers. When I do good things, it’s often at least as much to do with obligation as compassion. Recently I’ve been neglecting prayer and Bible study, wasting time doing unproductive things even when I feel the urge to talk to God, although I’ve made more effort in this recently. I’ve neglected being part of the Church. Actually, although I go to church and I know a few Christians my age, I don’t have one close Christian friend (though there’s one Catholic friend I plan to spend more time with), which is obviously a huge hindrance to being a good Christian, and for me is mostly through lack of effort. I’ve not been obedient to my teachers recently, not always doing or handing in homework and I’ve just generally not been productive with my time. Also, despite not being the best example of a committed Christian myself, I’ve sometimes been judgemental, at least in my thoughts if not (usually) in my words, of the people who would fit into the “Worldly Christian” and “Far from God” categories in the quiz, despite now finding I myself am a worldly Christian according to the quiz. I have a pretty good understanding of Christianity, and I’ve learnt a lot since becoming a Christian. I don’t know whether this knowledge has made me too proud – that might be another failing that I’ve had. But Jesus wants me to be a disciple, not an academic, and in the former respect I’ve not been great. I know that God loves me and I do have a relationship with him, though not the best one, and I want to love him more and I want more zeal to do his will and more wisdom, and I’ve prayed for all these things, and I know God will give me these things if I wait. And I know that no Christian has changed as much as they should have done. But I’d really like some guidance on this. I just need to be more motivated. I know all the reasons why I should be but I need someone to help me feel them and be motivated. Thanks, -Jonathan, 16, UK

    • says

      Jonathan, I’m also going to respond privately to you, but I want to offer some encouragement and one suggestion here. For the encouragement, it sounds like the Holy Spirit is starting to convict you of some changes you need to make. That’s a good thing that will eventually lead to the type of changes you would like to see. Now for the suggestion: Grace is a big concept in Christianity. No matter how hard you try on your own, you can never be good enough. That’s why Jesus HAD to die for us and be resurrected…in order to save us. It’s called “Grace” because we didn’t earn it. We can’t earn it…even after becoming a Christian. So, not only should you practice extending grace to others, but you should also extend grace to yourself. Accept the free gift of Grace that God offers to you because he loves you. Don’t beat yourself up. Just start making a change and focus on your relationship with Jesus Christ.

  9. says

    When we confess, we do have to accept that the other person is going to judge. But that’s not the focus. The focus is that confession is the acknowledgment that you SHOULD be judged. But God doesn’t judge those in Him, He forgives them.

  10. Marcus says

    I have been a christian all my life but in the last couple years i have been tempted by sin. Sadly I gave into temptation. I was addicted pornography. This lasted 4 years and I would try to stop but it never worked. I then turned on the radio and a christian song came on and made me almost cry and remembered that we must confess our sins. I think i might still need prayer bit God has been very uplifting ever since now listen to christian music when temptation comes to me. This is the first time i’ve confessed this sin. All i can say is GOD IS GREAT!!!

  11. says

    Im testifying unto GOD not in respect of man,for GOD revealing d purpose of my creation. My Story starts lyk dis i was born into a Christian home with a bright star and was attacked by gods nd they kidnapped me from home,but i was leta caught nd trained by some parent but dis idol av bin attacking me right from birth till date,as of last year it became an open attack where pple accuses me of: 1. Bin an idol 2.having a traditional inheritance ‘Owu’ 3.i fag 4 eyes,which i didn’t 4 i know fag re not eye picked but a sexual sins of two not one person 4.na traditional ruler born me. All dis re false accusation,but one night i was attacked nd all of a strange spirit looking identical came out of me and chaste they that attacked me i know dis spirit was not me for there is no way my spirit will come out of me nd my body not dead,so dis leta became a revelation d goddess day attacked vanished into a house where anoda goddess was standing out nd dis my strange spirit appeared in d sky killed d woman standing and resurrected her and vanished away.the strange spirit appeared on d ground nd generated fire circling it and he vanished into d mist of fire a man which happen to b oluwo of ijebu and he prayed GOD should kill dis man. Afterward i had a vision of heaven and i saw GOD on his throne and anoda identical spirit of mine sit at d front of GOD like an elder with crown and arch angels on ospery in front nd he pointed his hand nd d arch angels ride on there ospery toward d land of heaven nd i saw i symbol which says FIGHT IJEBU but i didn’t understand then,but after d revelation a deaf nd dump saw fire in d sky nd scream fire!! But went pple got there d fire was no more and d deaf nd dump could not talk,but d truth y i was seeing d revelation in my room a deaf nd dump saw fire about to destroy ijebu land. GOSPEL TRUTH when i leta realised d truth i was annoyed with ijebu that this people av bin monitoring nd planning against me in there covens from birth nd they come out and deceive other about false accusations,so i know dat my was to come to dis world nd fight sinners and those identical spirit are people representing me in heaven and on earth,and GOD is instructing me to start ministering unto GOD.and government are upon my shoulders just like JESUS mostly d government of ijebu and there are tryn to deceive in other to shake my faith and attack me. And GOD is ready to FIGHT d earth and is against government for they are enemies of Christ JESUS so also his follower most those that re more Christ like and re born to minister unto GOD having d stars of GOD for this people are fighting against my STAR AND MINISTRY on earth so following GOD is my own narrow way,remember for the bible says we wrestle not against flesh an blood but principality and power so this ijebu that im asked to fight is an evil and sinful traditional principle or law possesing powers,for we not under law but under GRACE for the law is of sin and death meaning i am not under the law of the world e.g government/principles of the world which are dark powers. HIGHLIGHTING MY STORY GODS allowed evil to befall us even if he has good plans for us e.g GOD planed JESUS to save the world but HE also allowed JESUS to die,even me as an example GOD plan for me is to fight ijebu but he allowed me to be attacked by gods and goddess. Remember the devil satan came to decieve JESUS our SAVIOR from fulfiling the plan of GOD which is to save the world,likewise this idol coming to attack me are come against the plan of GOD for my life which fight ijebu. Brethen dont let what GOD allow to decieve you by causing you to sin but follow the plan of the father. Even the disciple that GOD plan them to preach but he allow them to be persecuted. NOTE:the devil is against the STAR/GOD PLAN of everyone, but beware the plans of GOD for me is different from HIS plans for you,and when GOD plan mighty works it dont means he will allow mighty evil but those that are of the BRIGHTEST STAR are they that devil,demons and idols hates most but who the devil attacks are they that GOD allow to be attack dont miss this GOD allowing evil to befall you dont mean HE hate you but when you follow his plans just like ME and JOB your reward is certain in GOD.

  12. says

    I have just fallen in luv with a girl recently she also sought have interest in me I just began to have dreams about her My friends told me that she will move next year to somewhere else and I was like auh no it ain’t gonna happen I asked to her if she was moving next year but she refused and she asked me did I like her and I told her that yes she said that she also like me •It was the last day of our school as school is closing for two months for summer vacations •After 5 days we met she told me that she also likes me every thing is running smoothly I never crossed my limits becoz I really felt that she was the only one with whom I can share my joys and sorrows of my life but one day we just broke up she behaves like she is feeling irritation because of me I feel all alone everywhere I really miss her I just wanted to share my feelings with someone trusted thank u very much

  13. says

    Mohit, first thanks for sharing and thanks for your trust. My encouragement to you is to pray for God’s timing in this. Love is not measure in days or even months. Don’t rush things. Take your time and get to know her and her you. If she isn’t interested in you, then wait for God to introduce someone else to you.

  14. Kenneth Orford says

    I tried the registration thing but did not work. I think this idea is great because pastors like myself have no access to persons who do not judge . When the body sees we are week, they move us along so weakness wont be associated with their body. I would like to join and be a regular part of this as its just what I needed. Why else would I have searched for such a place on the internet? Kenneth Orford

  15. joseph says

    I have been trying to stop an addiction but i have been falling back into masturbation for some time now. I started this about 5 years ago. I know it is wrong and i am really desperate to stop this filthy habit. I have prayed, fasted , read the bible. it stops for a few days and then all over again. I feel ashamed and always wonder if God is not tired of forgiving me over the same sin considering the fact that i can try harder.

    • says

      Joseph, you are not alone. This temptation is a constant struggle for countless men (and women). Trust me when I say that God has forgiven this and more…much more that you can ever imagine. Christ died for ALL of our sins, once and for all….past, present, and future…for all who place their belief and trust in Him. He has heard your confession! You are forgiven. The battle against our flesh is something we can’t escape in this world, but it is something to pursue with our whole being. If you fail again, just keep returning to God and pursuing him. Here is a resource that I can also highly recommend. http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com/courses/way-of-purity/ It focuses on lust/pornography addiction, but I believe is highly relevant in your situation as well.

  16. kimmo says

    One day when I was riding with a bicycle, when I stopped to rest. I was sitting in the sand and got an erection. Then a woman and her child came near where I was sitting. I got up and went behind little tree to sexually please myself. I think that woman saw me and started to call somewhere , then I took my bicycle and rode away. I want god forgive me this . Thank you

    • says

      Kimmo. Thanks for sharing your confession. Here is what 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

      • Anonymous says

        Dear Kimmo: For years now, I have always paused to pray and seek the Lords words before I comment on someones confession. I realize that my words have the power to hurt and curse, bless and encourage. Today, I will not pray but will simply thank the Lord for you, for your encouragement to me, your blessing to me, a man you don’t even know. Your confession gives hope to all its readers, an anchor to all who are adrift. You have reminded an old man that his journey with the Lord is not over, and my life needs more light shone upon it. Thank you for shining a light on behalf of the Lord and sharing your victory with me and others. Kenneth Orford

  17. Gideon M says

    Hi, My confession is not complex but is open to advice as well as absolution. An abridged version of my story leading up to my want to share is as follows: I once new a woman who was very involved with the occult, I had known her since the mid 80’s as she used to cut my hair at barbers in the town to which I used to live. To cut a long story short I bumped into her whilst shopping in 2007. having found Christ in 2005 I was firmly established in my faith and wanted to help as many people as I could to know the word. Finding this woman distraught due to her getting divorced, her parents dying, having a drug addiction and being involved with occult pursuits (Mediums, tarot cards, spiritualism) I though I could help. I did notice I had a very sickening feeling during this encounter however I thought it was just down to her situation. We went back to my house and had a chat about Christ, how I will try and help her with her numerous issues. She proceeded to tell me that she had always “Liked me” and kissed me on the cheek. This was pretty forward behaviour for someone I had been speaking to for 45imns however I put this down to her delicate state of mind and spirit. I invited her to Church the following Sunday. During the week leading up me taking her to Church we passed a few text messages, these included asking each other how we were doing etc. She also phoned me once in that week to discuss her issues as she was feeling at a very low point, she said psychics that she had seen had told her that deceased relatives were making noises in her house, she was also suggesting I comment on her occult activity in a more positive way instead of rebuking it. Sunday came and we went to Church. She said she would like to pick me up as she could then drive home when she wanted and of course I could get a lift from friends at Church. During our journey she broke down and claimed she was evil (bearing in mind she was actually driving at the time) she was crying and saying “I’m evil, I’m evil, I’ve done it again I’m evil”. A dangerous situation for me as she was behind the wheel of a car and also she was extremely irrational. We got to Church and she was acting very uncomfortably (A natural thing if you haven’t attended church). We sat through a sermon and she stayed for a brief bible study meeting. She departed with a Bible to which I had brought (Highlighting the passages detailing that her pursuits were ungodly and an abomination), I also lent her a DVD of the life of Christ (Which was never returned) I spoke to the senior pastor about her and also what she was involved and also how I felt terrible when I was around her. his advice was not to involve myself with her as she was involved with the adversary and may try to destroy my faith as she had already tried to get me to show some open mindedness as to what she was involved with. I moved house in 2008 but I was still perturbed about my experience (Which has always stayed with me) I heard from her again in the summer of 2009 when she sent me a message on Facebook stating she liked my profile picture. I didn’t respond as taking my previous Church’s pastors advice on not involving myself with an occultist. Also in November 2009 I met my Wife, we dated for three years before tying the knot. We are now living in another city, we have daughter and my Wife is a committed Christian, we have great Church and good friends. A few years ago I started getting bizarre messages on various media sites I had accounts on, suggesting that the sender had messages for me from dead relatives and friends, also the sender had information pertaining to my Wife and I, they even mentioned my daughter. As disturbing as this was I ignored them and closed most of the accounts down. Everything was quiet and I got on with my life (Not telling my wife about these messages). in 2014 the messages started to come again, Facebook and even my eBay account were used as a repository for these messages. As the remarks were very specific to the woman I knew it was her, she made reference to her having her own business and that she wanted me to phone her stating “if you want me to stop contacting you just phone me, you can even conceal your number, just let the phone ring twice”. I of course didn’t, I did tell my Wife about this, she said just to ignore it. the messages continued and I was getting more and more upset by these messages as they were getting very personal and slanderous. Knowing who it was I ventured on to the internet to find out what this woman was doing, how her life was etc. I looked on Facebook and Twitter and there she was. All the things on both accounts were very foreboding, highlighting misery, her want to die and a verity of occult references etc. Mediums, psychics etc. I also found out that she had a hair dressing business. Being upset at what I had received, the slanderous comments and horrible things said about my Wife and family as well as stating that “Christianity is for chumps” and “Christ is a myth” I proceeded to leave negative reviews on the review boards that related to her Hair and Beauty services. I stopped getting messages for about a year however over the past nine months I’ve been receiving them again, as sporadic as they are they do contain disturbing material all related to occult practises and also having knowledge of my life, something that you couldn’t get from any internet source. I have followed the same procedure as before in the hope this woman gets the message and leaves me alone. My wife isn’t aware of my actions and wouldn’t be happy at all if she knew. I know my method is wrong, I know this woman is involved with satanic ways and probably acts upon the adversary’s wants. I know I should turn the other cheek and pray for her, this I have done, not just alone but with the pastors at Church. This didn’t stop her from trying to contact me with her occult mutterings, as such I retaliated. For this I seek forgiveness. I have stepped up my prayer life, fasted, shared this with my Church. I don’t want to go too much further in discussing this with anyone else as my anger toward this woman becomes a distraction. Gideon Morgan

    • says

      Gideon, thanks for your confession. It’s definitely a very difficult situation you are in. My best advice is to join together WITH your Wife to battle this. You and your wife will be a stronger team together than with you trying to control the situation and keeping things a secret from her. She may not be happy about the situation, but I imagine she will be happier knowing you trusted her to be your partner in this. This other lady may never go away…but if you and your wife are working together and communicating along the way, I have no doubt you will pull through this.

  18. Kevin says

    I frequently have problems with old sins I committed before I was a true disciple of Jesus and Satan and his demons continually remind me and want me to be bound and defined based on what I did. Even though I have confessed these sins, pre and post salvation sins, multiple times to the Lord I still feel condemned, confined, defined and guilty at times when the enemy brings it up and I wallow in it and let it take over my thinking. I am a 24 year old male and one sin I continually struggle with was one when I was around 16-18 years old I forgot exactly how old I was but I know it still haunts me to this day even after confessing and spiritual warfare against demons associated with sexual sins. Here is my confession that’s hard to even speak of because it’s so ungodly. I was in a relationship at the time with a girl named Amber whom I dated for about 2 years or more so we were pretty serious at the time and had sex regularly, the first time we actually met we had sex that night,(I met her off MySpace.com which was popular back then, we went to the billiards the first night we hung out and she ended up staying the night and us having sex that night so basically the whole relationship was founded on immorality which I’m sure most of us have an apple out of that bag.)But what really torments me to this day every so often and usually at the most inopurtune times is that while I was dating her I started looking online for a women to cheat on her with because I had my own insecurities and thought in the back of my mind she was unfaithful to me and I guess this was my pathetic childish way of getting back at her even though I had no proof she was cheating or unfaithful to me. So what I ended up doing is looking on Craigslist.org for a prostitute/escort to have an affair with and ended up calling her, driving to a local motel and paying the lady 100 dollars as a “donation” is what she called it even tho she was very demanded and I’m sure she had a pimp or some sort of way to make sure if I didn’t pay I would pay if you know what I’m talking about. The whole experience wasn’t one bit pleasurable and I couldn’t even get an erection once I was in the room because I felt so ashamed, used and like such a deadbeat low life scum for what I was doing. I was basically bowing down before this ladies vagina (whom I don’t even know her real name) committing idolatry of sexual organs, unfaithfulness to my girlfriend and God(even though I wasn’t even a Christian at the time) uncleaness and paying a women for sinning and living a life of sin. If I would of known then what I know now continually gets to me, I could have ministered to this lady and opposed that domineering Jezebel spirit within her and not bowed down to her matriarchal ” I run this attitude ” like I said I frequently have feelings of grief and resentment and also knowing that I will never be able to communicate the gospel to her since she was a complete stranger and I don’t even know her real name to pray for her tho I think the alias prostitute name she posted online was “Candy” or something. I still notice I harbor a little unforgiveness towards her for how she treated me but I’m the one who placed myself in that situation after all out of a free will choice so I’m battling overcoming bitterness, unforgiveness(towards her and myself) resentment, condemnation, guilt, shame and a lot more. I could really use some prayer and encourage from some true Christians, though I know Gods word states ” If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 john 1:9 so He alone can actually forgive and blot out our transgressions but I still feel opening up to someone, even if it’s just online to a random stranger, I know healing can take place for me and others who read this. I don’t like to wallow or exalt my sin or anyone’s sin higher then the Mighty Blood of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross because He is far more powerful then any of our sins, failures, iniquities and transgressions. But since I have confessed and forsaken before the Lord already and am still struggling with false guilt and how the Lord sees me since I am now clothed in the righteousness of Christ I felt it was a good idea to bring this out publicly and hopefully hear some words of encouragement or scriptures to battle this and break the ungodly soul ties formed through sexual immorality. Be blessed all and hope to hear back from as many as possible.

    • says

      Kevin, thanks for having the courage to post your confession. The verse you quoted is all you need: “If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 john 1:9 So, you ARE forgiven. All of us have made mistakes and bad decisions…sometimes repeatedly. God forgives them all if you confess with an honest heart. It sounds like you are on a good path now, but I want to suggest that we pair you up with a Christian mentor to help you along. If you are interested, use this link to request a mentor: http://www.changingthefaceofchristianity.com/discipleship/be-a-mentee-disciple/

      • Kevin says

        Thank you so much Brad, I would definitely like a Christian mentor I will check out the link as soon as I can, God bless you!

  19. larrel says

    Ok im nervous and scared, so i may miss spell alot but its took me 24 years to do this but im ready to confess everything. First when i was about 8 when i got sent to foster care becuase i was getting beat alot from my mom, now i was going back and forth alot. Home to foster home, i got beat at other foster houses and sone got molested by boys and i molesed my brother and sister, me age 13-15. But i only did it one time to them and felt really bad and never did it again. When i was 17 was the last gay act i did on another boy. Long story short i stole over 1,000 bucks from my gmom, i moved out and went with a friend house i use to touch myself while his gf would sleep ps this was last year one time i put my seed on her back, sorry for the extra but i felt really bad for what i done to here so i never did it again. So now im 24 going on 25 idk why but everthing hit me like a train, all my sins i mean and i feel so bad and i broke down and cried and ask god for forgiveness but i feel like its to late for me, mind you through my whole lie i stole and lied and most of all i struggle with lust, i always want to touch my self and think about girls. I also for got i also tried to touch a dog sexualy but didnt go through with it but i think i was like 11 are so. And to tell you the truth now my eyes are open i cant stand myself i talk to god and thank him for forgiving me but i cant help to shake the feeling like its to late for me im done for and im scared idk why but i am i dont wanna be like this any more i wanna be free from all sin plz some one tell my the truth am i beyoned gods mercy?

  20. Kenneth Orford says

    Dear Larrel: You most definitely are not beyond Gods mercy! You are born again, and can not slip away from Gods mercy and grace. All satan has to use against us is memories and anger from the past. Let the past be past at last! There is not a sin that the Lord has not forgiven, in your life or mine. To walk in grace takes courage, courage to leave the old thoughts, reactions, and accusations, and replace them with the truth of Gods word, assurance of salvation, and love of the brothers. I can assure you that you are part of the family of God and that your words on this page have beaten the enemy. To resist the old and accept the new is the testing ground for our faith. It took me a log time to grapple with these things too. You are not alone no matter how you feel. Faith has nothing to do with feelings. Faith has everything to do with action, and acceptance. You are accepted, and loved in the beloved regardless of how you may feel. Walk in the truth son of God, and basque in the freedom of His love, child of God. You are His! Kenneth Orford

    • Anonymous says

      Thank you so much your words truly touched my heart, i feel a bit better thanks to you. God bless you.

  21. Anonymous says

    A girl visited our family to spend the holidays with us…One evening whilst she was asleep I tried to put my finger into her private part but I couldn’t because her shorts were so tight on her skin so I gave up and left…This happened 13years ago and I was either 13 or 14 years old by then…Should I make restitution to this girl…I have repented and given my life to Christ since then…

    • R. Brad White says

      Thanks for sharing your confession. This is a safe place to do it, and so thanks! It doesnt sound like you are describing a pattern of sexual abuse, but more the inappropriate expression of childhood sexual curiosity. You are right to ask God for forgiveness. I’m not so sure that seeking restitution is the right course of action though. Instead, I would rest in God’s mercy and forgiveness in this case and not look back.

      • Anonymous says

        Thanks Pastor Brad White for the response…I just remembered something I failed to add to my initial post since the immoral act occurred 13yrs ago….Well pastor I also squeezed the girls buttocks that same moment…But Pastor I must say that ever since I sincerely gave my life to Christ I have had more than a fair share of struggles in the mental realms…Its as though I have to fix all my past sins through restitution before I can repent or receive salvation…I am helplessly suffering…My christian life is just miserable because I can’t enjoy the life Jesus has given me…Guilt and condemnation has been my bane…I always seek for counselling anytime the thought of restitution for a past sin comes to mind..After the counselling the guilt and condemnation dies down ..Joy begins to fill my heart but this joy is always short lived because another thought of restitution soon resurfaces and I become so worried…I am not growing in the lord…and this is affecting me…I remember back in the university I collected a text book from a friend which I failed to return..I still possess the text book..This is a clear case of restitution and I have sincerely promised Jesus I will return the book to the owner..But what surprises me is that I never get worried about this..Sometimes I wonder why God created me because I find it hard to control my thoughts…My mind has always been a battlefield but I know this too shall pass….Pastor I need help

        • R. Brad White says

          I dont mean to minimize the struggle that you are facing, but i know exactly how you feel. You are not alone. A lot of people struggle with accepting forgiveness for past sins. But thats exactly what the problem is as i see it. You havent truly accepted God’s free gift of forgiveness, mercy, and salvation. We cant fix our past present or future sin problem. Only God can. How? By accepting his free gift of forgiveness. You may be struggling with this, but it is truly that simple. You may remember a past sin, but if you confess it to the Lord he forgives you! Done! Forever! Think of it this way….what sin is God not able to forgive? Did christ die on the cross for just some sins but not all? Is his glorious act of payment for your sins not done? Must he continue to die over and over? No! Did he die for only past sins…and not future ones? Of course not, otherwise he would have to keep coming back and dying over and over. When christ breathed his last breath he said “it is finished”. He died for all of our sins once and for all. This IS the message of salvation. If you accept this, you are saved. Do you accept this free gift of salvation? Please say YES! Then thank the Lord and move forward in your life knowing God has cleansed you for ALL you sins, past present and future.

  22. Anonymous says

    I say a big yes to that…Pastor Brad White this will be my last question…I remember touching the girls butt(which was covered with her jeans skirt and inner short before attempting to put my fingers in her private part that same moment which was unsuccessful whilst she was asleep (13years ago at the age of 14 years)..I never repeated this immoral act..It happened only once….I am 27 yrs old now and sincerely asked God for his forgiveness yesterday when I couldn’t stand the guilt, condemnation and shame…Do I move on or make restitution before I will completely be forgiven by God….I do appreciate your concern and thoughtfulness…The people of Ghana send their regards…

  23. Anonymous says

    Dear Chasay: You have posted that you need help. As a brother in Christ I offer a hand to at least be a sounding board to your trials. Please open up and share on this web site which is anonymous, no one will ever know who you are except God who does not condemn you, but cherishes you and reaches out to you. Reach back so we can help. Kenneth Orford

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