JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, yes, your Father will most certainly forgive every mistake you make when you earnestly repent. But you are wise to observe with concern your tendency to take His forgiveness for granted.
It’s important to set the purification of your heart as your own goal. And it’s a goal that you need to progressively work toward…like piling up the right combination of rocks on the beach.
As part of your purification, you need to seek wholeness through developing a wide range of qualities. You do that largely through meeting challenges…just as you struggle to find different size rocks. As part of your purification, you need to seek to balance these qualities within yourself. That too is accomplished through challenges…just as you struggle to balance these rocks. Finally, of course, you need to keep these varied and balanced rocks free of dirt just as you keep your heart free of ugly emotions.
Though something small like eating a treat is truly of no consequence, the purification of your heart is a journey—a journey with costs—and so you naturally want to move forward and try not to undo the purity that you’ve gained. This is not because your Father won’t forgive you but because it means you have to start again and repeat the challenges that you’ve already conquered. —Jesus to the crowd,
But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.