What we focus on, we give power to. When we focus on fixing old habits, we empower our old nature . We often give up because we have tried so hard to fix something that can’t be fixed because it is already dead. In doing this, we don’t feel more peaceful, more joyful, or more like Jesus. Life can’t come from something that is dead, only life can create life.
Freedom is generated when we put our focus on the “new man” or “new woman” we are becoming in Christ. It’s time to partner with the Holy Spirit on the right things, in the right way.