Many people choose to live as they please. They give in to their sinful impulses without thinking about God’s will for them. They fall to temptations for a short-term feel good or to escape emotional pain for a while. Recovery is not a ‘quick fix’ solution to all life’s problems, it is a process that requires, listening to God and exercising self-control.
Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13
God’s will for us is not just that we live Godly lives, but He also provides for us the power to do what we need to do to grow spiritually and be the people He created us to be.