Source: Pressing Forward: Bible-Based Addiction Recovery, by Trent Childers. Kindle Edition.
Does Your Confession Clean Up The Chaos?
It is crucial that you do not set unrealistic expectations for yourself. Imagine walking into a kitchen and launching eggs everywhere; then you rip open a bag of coffee and shake it generously throughout the kitchen.
Realizing the damage you have done, you admit to being the perpetrator and apologize. Does the mess just disappear? Does your confession clean up the chaos?
The harmful decisions of your past carry negative consequences; they will not simply disappear because of your decision to change. However, making the decision to change is crucial because it will determine where you live in eternity.