Sin Prevents You From Being Who You Are
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1.3-9
Sin not only separates us from the presence of God, but it also separates us from the truth of God. The creator God, made this world, and us to live in a specific way in relation to one another. When sin came into the world, we not only lost the ability to fulfill this relationship, but we also skewed what the original goal was.
What this has led to is a constant reinvention of right/wrong. A foundation of shifting sands, constantly in search for what it is that you are supposed to be. Lost and misguided, you are like a boat in a storm, with no ability to steer, and no idea where to go if you could. This is how the Bible describes you: children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4.14).
Sin has damaged your ability to discern what you are supposed to be. It has replaced God’s original design with cheap counterfeits and unfulfilling pleasures. But God does not leave us in this hopeless state, He grants us all things that pertain to life and godliness, which comes in the knowledge of Him, and allows us to become partakers of the divine nature. Through Jesus, you were reintroduced to the truth of God, which keeps you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.