You’re probably sabotaging your successful Christian life right now if you’re making one or more of these mistakes. Do you know what they are?

I’m going to share with you quickly three of the most common mistakes that Christians make and how they can be corrected.

Mistake #1:

“Being a Christian means I am a sinner that was saved by God’s mercy and I’m still a sinner…”

This is a commonly held misbelief by many Christians. They belief that they are still sinners. Christians are not still sinners who only received God’s mercy at salvation. When you accepted God’s free gift of salvation because of his mercy, you also received something by grace–his life!

So you are no longer a sinner, you are a totally new creation, God has placed his life inside of you to make you who you are–a righteous and holy Saint!

Mistake #2:

“I have to try to act like the Christian I am supposed to be-a good, moral, holy person…”

Satan often uses this to trick Christians by giving them this thought, that would appear to be a good thing–but it is actually a source of disaster! You see, this goes along with mistake #1, when you try to act like something you’re not you are bound for failure!

If you realize the fallacy of thinking that you are a sinner you won’t act like one. And when you realize that you already are a righteous, holy, new creation because of the finished work of Christ–you won’t have to act like one because you are one! It’s impossible to successfully be something you are not. You have the victory to succeed as a righteous Christian because you are, because you have Christ’s life that remade you!

Mistake #3:

“I better be sure to ask forgiveness for my sins when I do sin because I want to make sure I’m forgiven of them, so God will still love me…”

Why would you ask for something that you already have? Why would you ask for forgiveness of sins you have already been forgiven of?

When Christ died on the Cross for the sins of the world, he died for ALL of them! Right? So when you accepted by faith his gift of salvation, the sacrifice that he made for your sins you received forgiveness for ALL of your sins! That is why Christ said, “It is finished”. A common misunderstanding is that he died only for those sins you have already committed, not future ones. That sins you commit from here on out have to be forgiven.

Ponder this for a moment, how many of your sins were in the future 2,000 yrs ago?

You are completely and totally forgiven of all of your sins-past, present, and future! You received the life of Christ upon accepting salvation, that’s why you are a reborn, righteous saint! Instead of asking for forgiveness, give God praise for the awesome completed work at the cross!

© Caleb Osborne – All Rights reserved

Caleb Osborne is the author of “Christ Through Me” and runs his own blog at

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