“For the good that I would I do not, but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is not I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” Romans 7:19-20
We might try hard to stop smoking, overeating, or taking drugs because these actions can lead to sickness.
We may have repented of our sins and invited Christ into our heart and asked forgiveness. But even born-again Christians struggle with temptations, problems, and addictions. We wrestle with our gluttony, gossiping, or judging others.
It’s hard to abandon unhealthy habits and sinful ways. It is not easy to always do what’s right. Sometimes we can’t stop ourselves from doing what we shouldn’t do. It is much easier to sin and later ask forgiveness.
God will help us. If we ask Him to make us hate the evil we want to do and pray for strength to resist sin and courage to overcome temptation.
If we desire to please and serve the Lord, we will want to get rid of the bad habits that are harmful to us and are a sin against God.
Ask God to take away the wrong desires and seek His strength to overcome them.