Scripture. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels. Rev.3:5 KJV
These are words from the Word Himself, Jesus. Therefore let us take them seriously.
Jesus speaks to us of overcoming and tells of our reward for succeeding. He knows what sin besets us, and He lived it when He walked among our ancestors. He is saying that we can overcome sin in our lives.
When I first heard these words, I thought it could not be done. As the years go on, I realize that it is a process. Yes, some things, petty bad habits we can just discipline ourselves not to do. Others are deeply ingrained and sometimes are what could be considered, generational in nature, due to being brought up a certain way within the family dynamics.
These need our Lord's help in order for us to overcome. Evil will buffet us as we try to overcome, and release forces to keep us in the sin.
Only God can find a way through to the other side. If we follow Him closely, it is His good pleasure to make a way for us and to help us overcome.
He will sustain us if we release the problem to Him and allow Him access into our life.
Lord, thank you for your Word that reveals Truth. Help me to hold onto the gains we have made together and help me to release to You all the deep seated sin that is offensive to You. In Jesus's Name. Amen.