A Better Way To View Sin

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We have been conditioned to think in terms of sin and punishment.  The problem is: some of us view God as a harsh judge that lives OUTSIDE of us. And we hope and pray that He will find it in His heart to forgive us. While we wait to see, we are laden with guilt, shame and anxiety as we attempt to “make it up to God” for our shortcomings. We must understand that we are not SEPARATE from God. Sin separates us from God. 
Sin is not oppression, it is an obstacle we need to overcome. We should look at sin in our lives not as the thing that will FOREVER keep us out of God’s presence, but an OBSTACLE to be overcome so that we can STAY connected to our Source (His Presence).