Yes, I experience that. But I know that God understands that I am human, and I try to ask him for help to stay on track.
I find it like the dieters who once they “mess up” by eating sweets think that it is not worthwhile to work at staying on the diet for the rest of the day. This is not true. If they would just say, “oops I made a mistake but I am not going to let that mean giving up today, ” their dieting effort will still have much of the original benefical effect.
Even if we “mess up” by committing the same sin, it doesn’t mean that the confession didn’t do any good. Recognizing the mistake or fault and then working to overcome them in the future will still be benefical.
When I find myself relapsing into old sins, I step back. I know it is impossible to keep a perfectly “sinless” record so I expect slip-ups, but I don’t let them halt/stop/ruin my determination to go and sin no more. I do my best to get up, and start running again.
On average, I think that the more I go to confession, the more personal progress I see afterwards.
Like exercising, if I do it more often, it is not such a challenge to become a more spiritually fit person. ” title=”Very Happy” />