A to Z: Overcoming through Confession


1: to tell or make known (as something wrong or damaging to oneself)
: to acknowledge (sin) to God
3: to disclose one’s faults; specifically : to unburden one’s sins or the state of one’s conscience to God
4; to make an acknowledgment or admission (of faults, misdeeds, crimes, etc.)
5. to admit or grant to be true; concede

There is a popular saying that goes something like this, “The first step to recovery, is admitting there is a problem.” In essence, this states that in order for someone to overcome something in their life they have to admit there is an issue, habit, or problem which  has hurtful, damaging, and/or destructive repercussions in their life.

One of the most amazing mysteries of God’s grace is the merciful process by which he removes the scales from the eyes of a man who is condemned to death but doesn’t know it. With the scales removed He doesn’t simply exit the life of the condemned, but instead then offers him the hope of overcoming the very sin which has dammed his soul to eternal death in hell.


When man is brought to the realization that his best is putrid compared to the glory and righteousness of God, the horror of his sin and vileness before God may bring him to his knees, but then the hope of God’s salvation & mercy empowers him to boldly confess, and cling to a power that allows him to overcome the very thing that seconds earlier condemned him to an eternity of torment and anguish.


Were it not for the mercy and grace of God I could not overcome because I would neither see a need to overcome nor a way to overcome. Were it not for God’s steadfast love my pride, anger, and selfishness would consume and destroy my life, family, and marriage. Praise be to God for daily speaking to my heart,  revealing to me the things that dishonor him and damage me. Glory to God for the desire he has placed in my life to die to the flesh so I might live and walk in the spirit. As I confess I am a sinner saved by grace, the glory of the realization of the gift I have been given compels me to fall before Him daily confessing my need for renewal, forgiveness, and his grace poured out upon my life.


“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”
Pr 28:13 (ESV)
Because The Lord of Mercy saw fit to open my eyes, I have confessed, and because I have confessed I have overcome the evil one. Because of Him my life is a daily story of Overcoming.
I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.
14 I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the word of God abides in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
I John 2:13-14 (ESV)


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