A large part of our spiritual growth and discipline is simply saying “Yes” to God by agreeing to the work he longs to do in us.
After accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the next real step to deliverance from addiction is acknowledging that you need God’s help and cannot make it on your own. Trying harder to not sin will not cut it. Having a desire for God to change you, will. God is in the business of miraculously changing people and their hearts when they come to him for deliverance. Earnestly praying for the Holy Spirit to do this work in confidence is a bold first step!
It breaks my heart when I know God has something so much better for his children. All sin breaks God’s heart, yet there is much biblical support that God is especially grieved when his own children willfully continue in sin when he has offered them freedom in Christ.