How can I stop sinning?

I love Jesus but can’t help falling into sin

You are not alone, sin besets us all. We are tempted by our selfish desires that give birth to sin when we allow it to conceive (James 1:14-15). The enemy is within but there is also Satan who will tempt us in every way possible so we can appear tarnished before a Holy God.

When Adam sinned, sin entered the world and with it the curse of death (Romans 5:12). We cannot depend on our sinful nature to resolve a sinful heart. But when you surrender your life to Jesus, the sinful nature is replaced by His grace, we are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

→ Important Biblical examples of Accountability Questions.

quiet time with God

1. Daily Quiet Time

Sin is first conceived through our senses. It usually begins with the eyes, mind, and heart, and the world out there is filled with temptation. That is why we must spend time with God daily to fill the mind with things of God, not of earthly things (Philippians 4:8).

“The person who calls himself a Christian, who says he loves God, yet does not seek his company and delight in it, can’t be a true lover of God,” says author Kris Lundgaard.

→ How to pray like Jesus.

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2. Run from temptation

Many times, we need to run away from sin physically. If your sin is internet porn, sleep early, and move your computer to the living room. If it’s an immoral relationship, leave now! – you get the picture.

James 4:7
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!

→ How sin can disable Christians.

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3. Confess with someone

Be accountable with someone and confess your sins with one another (James 5:16). Ask your partner to pray for you. Do you need prayers?

→ Example of accountability questions you can use.

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4. Ask God daily for a fresh start

The only way we can live a daily victorious life is with God’s help. God’s love is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness, despite our unfaithfulness (Lamentations 3:23). If your sin is pride, unforgiveness, or anger, ask the Lord to give you a new heart. You can freely ask for it each day and every day (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

Lamentations 3:23
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”

→ Do you feel condemned because of sin?

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5. Ask Jesus to help you

The truth is, the only way to overcome sin is through Jesus. Ask him to pray for you (John 17:20-23). More importantly, He promised never to leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Satan wants us to sin because it weakens faith.

Satan wants us to sin because it weakens faith.

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If you find yourself in the dark alley of life, remember that Jesus is “the Light” (John 8:12). Seek the one True Light, and He shall make your path straight (Proverbs 3:6). Remember, each day is a new day with Christ. He loves you with an everlasting love!

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