Have you ever used ideas such as , I can’t, I’m trying but, it’s too difficult, maybe later?
Like most things in this life of faith, the way out of the pit is to dig deeper. For example, are you just too big a sinner to change-remember that you are probably the worst ever-so what?
You think that there are few things that you can handle on your own? There are none! You have trouble finding the right words? God made your mouth and the Holy Spirit will translate your prayers into Godspeak and give you the right words to speak before the judges of this world. You have trouble with thinking clearly, ask God for wisdom and He will give you abundantly pressed down shaken together and running over His own thoughts. For His thoughts are not even the thoughts of the brightest and best thinkers of this world.
Without Him you can do NOTHING, but with Him you can do all things that He asks you to do!
The next time you think hard difficult too much I can’t–replace these thoughts with the proper Christian self view of IMPOSSIBLE, then run to the Holy Spirit for what you need to obey, pointing out that He will have to do it but that He may borrow your body members to work through. After all, it should be no longer you who lives but Christ living in you. Too hard? Not for the ONE who lives in and possesses you.
By the way, I grew up in India and observed individual who were possessed by evil spirits. So even letting the Holy Spirit fully possess me was scary. Would I lose all? NO!
So what’s the difference between Spirit possessed dead people, such as I, and demon possessed people?:
1.We never have our will overrun but He waits for us to turn our will over to Him moment by moment. They have lost all personality. They have no will left.
2.We seek to bring life to all those around us. They seek only to kill and devour.
3.We hate sin and love people. They hate people and love evil.
4.We delight in beauty and revel in life. They destroy the beautiful and feel trapped in life.
5.We discover the beauty of our God designed identity, His masterpiece which perfectly matches the tasks He has prepared for Himself to do through our yielded body members. They have no individual personality left and are fit for no useful task.