Take the example of the rare case of children who are born without the capacity to experience pain; such children do not survive for long, they have no means of discovering what can injure them, or what hurts them, no warning signals, and thus a minor cut can develop into a deadly infection, or a major illness can remain undetected until it is too late to fight it.
In this world we don’t feel the direct repercussions when we steep out of God’s kingdom thus we can end up destroying our souls while we are unaware.
So once we see that we have this weakness the next step is to admit we have this weakness. If I have a tendency to gossip If I have a tendency to lose my patience If I have a tendency to get upset or angry If I have a tendency to complain Let’s not write off our weaknesses as no big deal.
If we don’t admit we have this problem then we will never care or think to take the necessary actions to fix this problem.
Take the Example:
Kill Your Ego* [2:54] Recall that Moses said to his people, "O my people, you have wronged your souls by worshiping the calf. You must repent to your Creator. You shall kill your egos. This is better for you in the sight of your Creator." He did redeem you. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
Imagine if Moses’ people said listen Moses that whole calf thing that wasn’t a big deal. So we messed up God will forgive us.
That is why in order to repent you have to first seek God’s forgivenss.
If we don’t admit we have a problem we will never seek God’s forgivenss, and if we don’t seek God’s forgiveness we won’t realize the damage we are doing to ourselves when we step out of God’s kingdom and we won’t be able to truly repent.
[11:3] "You shall seek your Lord s'forgiveness, then repent to Him. He will then bless you generously for a predetermined period, and bestow His grace upon those who deserve it. If you turn away, then I fear for you the retribution of an awesome day."