Journey Through Ephesians, #15
We must put on the new self. We cannot stay like we were. Once we have accepted Christ, our life changes. Read Ephesians 4:17-24.
So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:17-24 NASB
Of all the things that we used to be, are we leaving those behind and becoming more like Christ? Only by allowing Him to make us new can we truly overcome the sins we struggle with.