“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)
When convicted of sin, the humble bow their head and confess: “Guilty, as charged.” By doing so they place themselves in position to change. The proud, on the other hand, resist correction and become offended by the light which reproves darkness. Because they won’t acknowledge where they’ve been wrong in the past, there’s little hope for change in their future.
No one likes to be in the wrong. But there’s no way to be right in God’s sight unless you’re willing to be wrong. Don’t fight God’s conviction. It’s senseless. God is not interested in condemning you, He wants to justify you. But He can only do that when you stop justifying yourself.