If you continue to play with sin and don’t agree with God about it, it will destroy you. What you have been desiring in your life will never happen, for you will be the ruination of your own pursuits…..Confession doesn’t mean merely bringing up your past. It means agreeing with and obeying God immediately when He shows you that you are wrong. Then God will draw near to you…..Whatever you justify, you have not repented of. Whatever you explain, your are not sorry for. Just say, “I was wrong; forgive me,” and ask God to forgive you.
Dr. Myles Munroe
(from Understanding the Principles and Power of Prayer)