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Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. 2 Corinthians 13:5 (MSG)
FOUR CAUSES OF RELAPSE
1. Reverting to willpower. How can you be so foolish! You began by God’s Spirit; do you now want to finish by your own power? (Galatians 3:3 TEV)God will let you relapse if that’s what it takes for you to realize you can’t do it on your own.“You won’t succeed by might or by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord.” (Zechariah 4:6 GWT)
2. Ignoring God’s plan, word, and direction for you. You were doing so well! Who made you stop obeying the truth? (Galatians 5:7 TEV)You didn’t get into your challenges overnight; you’re not going to get out of them overnight either.
3. Trying to recover without support.
4. Becoming prideful.Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall (Proverbs 16:18 TEV)If you think you are standing firm you had better be careful that you do not fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12 TEV) If you think you’ve got it all together and under control, that’s when you’re really in danger, because pride is one of the most destructive forces in your life.Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” (Mark 14:38 NIV)
Now that we have the basics down; we can get into more practical actions.