Luke 15:17-21 - "But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18'I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."' 20 "So he got up and came to his father…. 21 "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' NASU
He chose to leave his father's estate. He chose to squander his inheritance in a distant land. He chose to learn lessons at the School of Hard Knocks. He chose to make one poor decision after another and then it happened.
He woke up. He had an "aha" moment. He came to his senses.
He did some quick deducing of the facts and came to this conclusion: My father's hired servants have it better than I do.
If you are suffering because of poor choices you have made in the past. Here is a novel idea: Come To Your Senses and Own Your Mistakes.
How many times have you done something wrong and kept it to yourself until finally you just had to confess it? Once the deed is confessed a great feeling of relief comes over us and we say to ourselves, "I don't know why I didn't do that sooner."
There is a remedy for a guilty conscience and it is called "confession" of your mistakes.
What about you?
Have you made some mistakes that you need to own? Is there a person you need to confess your mistakes to or maybe you simply need to confess your sins to God?
The father said it this way, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' NASU
So have you made some poor choices in your life? Then join the club.
Do you need a second chance? Yeah, we all do.
Then let me suggest you follow the plan of the prodigal son by coming to your senses, going to the person you need to see and make the confession that will bring about the healing you so desperately need.
If that person is deceased or you don't know where the person you offended is then ask God to forgive you.
By making the confession you will open up your life to forgiveness and a time of celebration.
Think About These:
There's more hope for a confessed sinner than a conceited saint.
Few things in life are more difficult for some of us than admitting a mistake.
Gary A. Serago
Gary A Serago.