I have had many addictive behaviors and bad habits that I have tried to eliminate in my life. In an effort to stop, I have used worldly methods, counseling techniques, self-discipline, and behavioral strategies. Nothing I tried ever produced lasting freedom from the habits I was trying to break.
I surrendered to God and asked for His healing in what seemed like a last-ditch desperation effort. I had accepted Jesus as my Savior, but I was not allowing Him to be Lord of my life. I admitted my helplessness and asked Jesus to remove the bad habit from my life. As His word says, He was faithful. His path is clear and open to all of us who want to change, all of us who want to experience true freedom. Confess your sin (or habit or addiction), depend on Jesus, repent by turning toward Godly living, and join a community of people seeking Jesus.