Turn back from misrepresenting God in your Heart
At times I have acted like I was nice and perfect toward other people, when I was not feeling nice and perfect toward other people in my heart. This is what God calls being a hypocrite
If someone is making decisions that are leading to death, they will continue to make decisions that lead to death unless they want to make decisions that lead to life.
It is my belief that if you claim to be some sort of religious person who represents God yet you do not represent God in your heart you misrepresent God more than if you did not claim to represent Him.
Matthew 21:32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
You only need to want what you only need to want. There is not a lot of point in wanting death.
God in his heart wants you to turn back to wanting life. He takes no pleasure in you hurting yourself and others of you.
Ezekiel 18:32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
God from his heart wants you from your heart to turn back to Him.
Joel 2:13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Proverbs 1:23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.
Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
Isaiah 59:20 The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord.
Ezekiel 14:6 Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!
Matthew 3:2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Matthew 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Luke 5:32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
Acts 5:31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
Acts 17:30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
Acts 20:21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
Acts 26:20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.
2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
Revelation 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.