Not long ago I posted an article called “What Does It Really Mean to Be ‘Saved’?” Click on this link to read if you missed it or would like to refresh your memory. I quoted from a friend I’m calling “Jacob” who is sharing his story of his personal repentance process in detail in hopes of helping others anonymously. His story is lengthy and continues to bless and enlighten me. This is the second installment of Jacob’s story.
As I said, my first awareness had been that I WAS CLEAN, and that I would have been perfectly confident to meet the Savior at that time. My initial awareness wasn’t that I had been forgiven, but that soon came as a logical understanding. And along with this miracle was another. I had no desire for the things that had been my most difficult to conquer, normal physical thoughts and actions that sometimes get out of bounds. So I was pretty certain that not only was I forgiven and clean, but that I would remain that way, having no desire to sin.