Whether you are Protestant, Catholic, or something else, you may be in the habit of “going to confession.” Some people go to a pastor or a priest, while the majority of Christians go directly to God to confess their sins.
When you confess your sins, do you repent and renounce your sins as well? The Bible tells us: “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).
Repentance is a “change of mind” regarding your sin. You no longer want to give into it. Renouncing sin means to turn away from it with a firm determination to head in the opposite direction. Confession of sin without repentance leaves you guilty and still in need of God’s forgiveness.
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Source: Christian Post