From the wise Ann Voskamp:
You aren’t equipped for life until you realize you aren’t equipped for life. You aren’t equipped for life until you’re in need of grace.
In the moment of realizing your limitations, your shortcomings, your inescapable sins, all that you aren’t–in that moment of surrendered lack, you’re given the gift you’d receive no other way: the gracious hand of an unlimited God. Repentance, turning around, is the only way to be ushered into grace. . . .
‘We all want progress,’ writes C.S. Lewis. But ‘if you ar eon the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.’
She who turns back soonest is the most progressive. She who repents most makes the most progress–you always go farther when traveling light. She who repents of seemingly little sins knows that all sins are great–and knows a greater God. Repentance is as much air to a Christ-follower as faith.