“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” –W.L. Bateman
If your faith is in your own ability to overcome addiction, to give forgiveness, to love someone that hates you—eventually your morality may fail you. You succumb again to going to that website. Suppressed anger festered in your heart for years suddenly causes you to explode. You tried loving but instead you reciprocate another’s hate. GOOD NEWS: Christ didn’t come 2000 years ago to be a self-help guru only to leave you alone to fix yourself, Christ came to save the world and deposit His Spirit in you to help you overcome sin. It’s a matter of admitting your weakness, learning to rely on Christ’s strength. If you’ve fought your demons alone, ask Christ into your heart, because only He has the power to save.
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Timothy 12:10, ESV).