Philippians 2:13 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”
Living the Christian life isn’t about us “forcing” ourselves to do what we think we should do, nor is it about “making” ourselves be strong when we feel like crumbling inside. The Christian life starts from the inside. It is about God doing His work. When you’re struggling with a sin or with an addiction, bring it before God. He said He will give you the desire and He will give you the power. So you will overcome by HIS power not your willpower. Like if you want to stop smoking, every time you light a stick, say “thank You God that You are removing the desire in me to smoke.” And one day you will discover you don’t like the taste of the cigarette anymore. It may not necessarily happen overnight, but it will happen. Whatever it is you need help in, ALWAYS bring it before God and let His power change you. Pleasing God isn’t a burden, it becomes a joy!
“Abba, thank You that You do not leave me alone in my struggle. Thank You for empowering me to overcome the challenges I face. Thank You for giving me Your desires so that my life pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”