11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. [1Pe 2:11 ESV]
Are you struggling with sin? Are you constantly saying “Why am I this way?” Does it feel like someone is attacking you? THAT’S BECAUSE SOMEONE IS ATTACKING YOU! Satan rages and battles to bring down the children of GOD–those who, by faith, belong to Christ– and you are literally at war. So make war. Fight the good fight, take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and go on the offensive. We are called to live lives of holiness and it is by GOD’s power that we fight it. Do not be passive, do not just be defensive. Go on the attack. Call the sin in your life sin, in agreement with GOD, and pray against it. Be pleased and satisfied with the one true GOD as your joy. Do not settle for lesser things.
4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? [1Jo 5:4-5 ESV]