Romans 6:12-14 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
Scripture says “Do not let sin control the way you live.” As we progress in the process of recovery and life change we will face a large number of problems related to our character defects.
We can’t overcome them on our own. But, we can ask God to help us with the destructive patterns we have adapted as self-protection. As He does we need to replace them with healthy patterns and desires that helps us to overcome them and ‘keep moving forward!