Until we stop trying to overcome the temptation to sin through our own power, we cannot allow God to begin His good work in us. We cannot do this without Him, the more we try the longer we separate ourselves from many of the blessings God has in store for us. We can do good deeds and choose not to sin in big ways, but we cannot control our thought life, or how our spiritual lives effect our natural lives. Only God can truly heal us from the damaging effects of sin, if we let Him.
What areas of your life have you tried to change without success?
Sometimes the biggest change we can make in our lives is letting go of control and letting God work. What areas of your life do you still try to control?