When we choose to make right the wrongs in our life rather than to simply say we are sorry for having done them we choose to walk the path that is less traveled. It is a path the demands our humility and death to ourselves. Scripture talks of dying to our flesh, our sinful self. It appears that just feeling bad about sin will not do.
Jesus calls us to dig much deeper and to cease being so superficial in our approach to purity and holiness. No more cover ups, no more fake spirituality, and no more false claims. Overcoming our brokenness, it seems, is not a trivial matter and cannot be accomplished by hollow rituals. If we are to become whole and spiritually healthy we must do far more than try to cover up our failure with a fresh coat of paint.
No matter how well kept a grave is or how beautiful the engravings it still contains death and decay within. Jesus desires for us to become spiritually alive and for that life to radiate from within. When we are alive in Christ it will transform our entire being. When we settle for putting a fresh coat of paint on our gravestones we continue to decay within and our dying effects and infects everyone around us.
Jesus is calling you to so much more than just a superficial life. He desires for you to be healthy, at peace, and full of joy. He wants you to rise up from your spiritual stupor and be fully alive. Don’t settle for less than life abundant.