Dr. Phil would probably word this sin list as an acknowlegement list since his famous quote is, "What you don't acknowlege, you can never overcome." So, if calling your missed marks sin makes you uneasy (although the Bible is full of the truth that Christians must humble themselves and repent from sin throughout their lives), call them "mistakes," or whatever word gives you courage enough to face the truth so that God can move into freeing you from all bondages, habits and hindrances to His presence. Freedom is beautiful; don't live life without it!
A couple of months ago I accompanied my church's prison ministry on a writing assignment. We led a two-day revival in a 700 person maximum women's prison. This poem came to me in prayer the morning after we returned home. Today I feel this poem's truth as I look over my sin list. Jesus Christ is setting me free from all bondage in His amazing grace.
Doors slam shut, you're locked inside
Praise & Preaching coming to the inside,
But freedom came to me on the Inside.
Fill the room slowly with gloom.
Shamed and stripped of hope
They show up 'cause they've heard there's a sound.
They've heard we're more than preachin'
Others say we bring a "sound'
The band plays, the singers praise
The dancers leap with joy
All with a sound.
Then the former inmate preacher
Brings Jesus' Word
The inmates come forward and kneel.
Then I hear a sound.
Hundreds of inmates sing a song:
Holy Holy Holy
Their voices bring a sound,
Heaven flows a sound.
A mighty sound comes forth
And I'm free on the inside.
A sound like a mighty wind.
Chains of shame broken,
Bars and Walls come down.
In God's Presence
All are free on the Inside.
On the inside of prison
I got free.
They leave dancing from the room.
They throw kisses,
Their eyes dance with joy.
They are free on the inside.
On getting free on the inside,
On seeing inmates
Free On The Inside.