The first step in any healing is to acknowledge what you have experienced and to have the desire to move through the pain into forgiveness and healing
FACING THE SHAME
If we avoid identifying the shame and live a life filled with regrets from the past our future will continue to elude us.
Accepting the past as it is, separating sin from your soul, opening your heart to receive God's grace
Forgiveness is knowing that your sin is not a character flaw but an event. It's saying to yourself I am not my mistake. I am whole and healing
To ask for grace is a humble recognition of the sin in your life and then a belief that you are not your sin and you desire to move forward
To redeem is to cash in on what you have been given through the cross. You turn in your sin for your salvation. You redeem the old you for the new you.