A wise man once said “we don’t have to work hard to obtain spiritual blessings; we have to work hard to maintain them.”
You didn't do anything to gain forgiveness. You didn’t fix your sin; you just confessed it. But by God’s grace, He gave you forgiveness and cleansing. Now it is your job to come up with a plan that will protect that newfound grace and preserve that cleanliness on the inside.
After you have confessed, it is imperative that you come up with a plan for how your life is going to be different now. The goal wasn’t just to confess; the goal was to repent and change. Confession was just a part of that. In order for there to be a true change however, you need to spend some time figuring out a new strategy to deal with the
temptations of life. Life can’t be the same after true repentance. Something has to change. The results may not change [you will still fall into sin], but at least the method of fighting needs to change.
Spend some time figuring out how I am going to implement the changes that my father of confession told me about. Come up with an plan and set aside the time needed to do it in my schedule. By the end of this time, you need to have a practical plan for how my life will reflect this repentance.
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9