God has made us a grand promise.
And, He is true to His word. We know that we’ve missed God’s goal in our life. God doesn’t see that. He sees Jesus taking that burden off of us.
Once we come clean, he completely purges us from that way of seeing things. It is all washed away as if it was never there before.
I need to remember that and change my mind about how God sees me. I can achieve the goal He has in mind for me. I am His child.
If we claim that we’re free of sin (i.e., missing God’s goal), we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit we miss God’s goal—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive us for missing His goal and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never missed God’s goal, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God. 1 John 1:8-10