Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witness. 1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)
The Gulf War was a highlight film of readiness. Each day’s broadcasts usually contained a segment of how tank mechanics, flight crew, soldiers, and other military personnel took extra precautions to clean and repair their respective tools of war.
Like abrasive desert sand, sin clogs your fellowship with the Father, disrupting your clear sense of His direction and creating static in your relationship with Him. The all-important line of communication with the Captain of your salvation is garbled, making victory more difficult.
Repentance will not happen until you are serious about sin. See it as God does. HATE IT as He does. Understand its disabling effects on you.
Prepare yourself for the good fight of faith by identifying obvious sin, turning away from its practice, and in faith looking to God for His righteous help. You will be ready for the struggle with a clean and pure heart.