According to your answers, common vices that may cause you to stumble might be related to self-destruction. If the enemy is going to take you out, he is going to draw you toward behaviors with short-term gratification but long-term damages. The enemy’s choice weapon in this case is guilt that draws you away from God. I want you to look at this quiz result without attributing any guilt to yourself. Maybe you struggle with substance abuse or anger – God still loves you. Instead of surrendering to these vices, I hope you will allow the Holy Spirit to grow virtues in you. I wrote Why Do I Do What I don’t Want to Do to be a tool to help you in that process. For example, Chapter 2 of the book talks about replacing anger with forgiveness. Chapter 9 focuses on moving from other destructive behaviors, like drunkenness, to healthy behaviors, like sobriety. I truly believe that you can build positive habits by focusing on godly virtues in place of dangerous vices. You can order Why Do I Do What I don’t Want to Do below to read these chapters more in-depth.
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