God brings us to the end of ourselves to show us how much, how desperately, we
need him. We need the power of his Spirit to help us walk in obedience, no
matter the cost. We need his help to forgive as we’ve been forgiven, to love
as we’ve been loved, to be patient with others as he’s been patient with us.
Only through the Spirit can we break the power of sin in our lives—whether
it’s addiction or bitterness or gossip. So remember, it’s not by your might or
power, but by God’s. Admit your dependence on him.
– Bible Gateway.Com