When I was overweight, I tried, tried, and tried to tackle the problem on my own – using my willpower. I’d succeed for a few days but then cave in again to eating what wasn’t in my best interests.
How’s that for putting it mildly?I believed that if I just had enough willpower I’d be able to get over the hump.
I’d look for new ways to increase my willpower. I’d zero in on my bad eating habits and try harder. But I’d fail.

You too? Ever wonder why you just can’t seem to kick that nasty habit that’s been tailing you for years? You think you’ve mustered up just enough willpower to do the trick, you dig in, give it all you’ve got – only to be defeated once again. But this time you give up. It seems of no use.Here’s why your willpower won’t work. And here’s how you can kick bad habits and addictions for good without willpower!Why doesn’t your willpower do the job?

Answer: To keep you from thinking it’s all you.

When you think you’re strong – you don’t need God. And that’s a dangerous place to live. Why? He can’t help you if you don’t need him. And obviously you do – because you keep failing on your own.

Fact: God loves to rush to your side giving you the strength you need to tackle your challenges.

When you say, “I’ve got this. I can do this. I have willpower,” you are setting yourself up for failure because you’re depending on your own strength.

Pride is at the Root of Willpower

You weren’t meant to have willpower. Will power is your own power that you slip into when you become prideful. That’s right, pride is at the root of willpower.

You think you’re big and bad enough to do anything you want to do. Guess what? You’re not. But I bet you’ve already figure that out, haven’t ya? So how about this…

Just Give Up – You Know you want to!

Why don’t you just give up and lean on God? You’ve been wanting to give up anyway, right?!

Does the Bible say, “Be strong in the power of your might?”

No, it says, “Be strong in the power of his might.”

So then, why do you keep thinking your willpower is going to get it done?


Are you there?

Give up and let God Do It. 

Ephesians 6:10b NLT:

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

You don’t need willpower. You need God’s power. Give up and let God strengthen you. Yep, that will do the trick!

Pray This:

God, I have some things in my life that I want to put an end to. Yep, it’s time to change some habits that are not in my best interest. I know you will give me the power to tackle these behaviors that have become so routine. Give me your power, the power that is at work within me. The power that comes through Christ. I’m grateful, thank you that you are going to help me tackle this and change. In Jesus Name.