I know that you say “God power” not “will power,” but I still fail even though I pray. What am I doing wrong?
Yes, God power not will power is my motto. Change is difficult. When I need to change a behavior I have to change my thinking. I try to let God in right away when I recognize a destructive thought (ie. I can’t do this. I need the cookie). I immediately ask God to change my thoughts. If I continue to think about the behavior I want to avoid, I want that behavior more. The more I think, the more the craving grows. If you think about something four times you will get an action (according to behavioral science). I ask God for the strength to do an alternative action if it gets this far. A good alternative action for me, instead of eating the cookie, is to drink a glass of water and go chill. If I still have an overwhelming desire for the cookie I will eat a tastee yogurt or something else that is safer and less destructive than the cookie. Mainly I call on God constantly to help me in my choices. The more days I string together in a row of good behavior the easier it gets. Some times I pray for the strength to just get through the moment. I often pray for the strength to make it until I go to bed. I then go to bed early if I am struggling, constantly asking God for strength. This is how I employ God power not will power. Try it. I bet it will help you too.
Galatians 5:16 NKJ “I say then, walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.”