Becoming numb to sin is a thing that can happen to a believer.
And if you are here, you want a solution because you don’t feel convicted when you sin again.
This is what I’ll be discussing in this blog post. Let us get into it
Why You Don’t Feel Convicted When You Sin Again
Before I go on, conviction is different from condemnation.
Condemnation takes you farther from God, because it will make you feel guilty.
While conviction corrects you, and allows for grace to lean more on God.
There are a lot of things that can contribute to you not feeling bad or convicted whenever you do things outside the commands of God:
1. You’re losing your sensitivity to sin
One truth about sin is if you can do it the first time, the next will be easier to do.
So, the more you keep on engaging the sin, the more you give strength to your flesh.
This means you are giving the sin a stronghold in your life.
And when this keeps happening over and over, your sensitivity to sin will get dull.
So, because you have done it over and over again, the next time you do it, you might not feel exactly bad about it. You just get on with your business.
You have shut down the voice of conviction over and over again.
This is the danger of sin.
And you have to understand that Jesus has crucified sin and death when He was crucified.
Your water baptism is a representation of your death and resurrection with Him.
You are a new creature. God has forgiven you. The nature of sin and death is crucified in your life.
But you must live like it, aligning your mind and body to the fact Jesus did everything on the cross for you.
And always remember that God, by your faith in the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, He has given you the power and ability to live over sin.
This is your reality. You must walk in it.
2. Your love for God and relationship with God is waxing cold
The sincere truth is that if your love is intact, sin wouldn’t be an issue.
Even if you fell, you’d get back and run to God for mercy and strength.
But when you say, “you don’t feel convicted when you sin anymore” means you’ve been struggling with the sin.
One thing that a consistent intimate relationship with God will do to anyone is that it births the desires of God in them.
And this excludes sin. One thing to check when one is struggling with sin is one’s personal place of fellowship with God.
Your relationship with God is declining
3. You’re slacking on relying on the community of Christians.
The community of Christians — church, is a form of strength made available to every individual Christian.
The church should operate like a company of soldiers in war. No wounded soldier is left behind on the battlefield.
So, when you are in times when you are inconsistent with your walk with God and you are struggling with sin.
The answer is not drawing away from the presence of God and the community of Christians.
I have been in these shoes where I was struggling with sin, and I felt so guilty to even go to church which further affected me.
You can find strength in the community of Christians. A fellow Christian can pray for you if you can confide in them.
What to Do About Not Feeling Convicted When You Sin Again?
Now, let’s talk about what you can do to the situation at hand:
1. Be open and honest to God
Speak to God like a friend, open up to Him about your struggle with sin, and not being convicted anymore, and ask Him to help you.
At this point, you need God’s help to carry you.
See what Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
2. Speak to another trusted Christian about it
It helps to find someone to speak to concerning your struggle with sin and not being convicted any longer.
3. Go for a retreat
It might be hard to plan and be disciplined with retreats yourself.
You can find Bible-believing churches or ministries around you planning for retreat, and join them. This can ignite your passion for the Lord.
If you can’t get one, it’s okay. Just ensure you are actively participating in church.
The digital world makes it easy, listen to sermons. Get spiritual songs that can stir your spirit up.
Invite the atmosphere of God’s presence around you with all these activities.
4. Have a consistent walk with God.
Make efforts and be disciplined in being consistent with your walk with God.
Ensure you study and meditate on the Bible, and pray daily. Also, ensure you are part of a bible believing and growing church
Can You Repent If You Don’t Feel Sorry?
To repent means to have a change of mind on a thing, and move towards that change.
Feeling bad is not what gets you to be forgiven by God.
But just like any one who realizes the bad he/she has done should feel bad and sorry which propels them to repentance and turn away from the act.
1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
To be able to honestly do this, you need to acknowledge your wrong.
This is more like a husband and wife relationship. If the wife offends the husband, even though the husband will readily forgive the wife because of his love for her, the wife needs to come to the realization of what she did, and ask for forgiveness.
I hope you really understand this.
Should You Feel Guilty After Repenting?
No. Godly sorrows point you to repentance. Not sulking over the past when you need to have moved on.
Romans 8:1-2 says “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
So, if the devil is trying to throw your past in your face, remind Him of what Jesus did for you on the cross — He died for the remission of your sins.
And remind the devil of his predetermined destination which is in hell and affirm to him that you are God’s own image, who will live forever in eternity.
Before You Go
I hope this article really helped you on this, “I don’t feel convicted when I sin anymore”
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