Don’t overestimate yourself
It’s easy to get prideful and think, “I can handle this.” It’s easy to overestimate our own strength, vigor, and determination rather than admit we may be in over our heads.
Do not err on the side of pride. Assume you need help. Assume you should call. Set up guidelines, barriers, and safety nets to keep yourself from falling into the things that hurt you so deeply.
If your struggle is lust, get covenant eyes. If your struggle is spending let someone else hold the reins on your finances. If your struggle is greed set up automated giving. Be intentionally generous.
Jesus once said if your eye offends you pluck it out, if it’s your hand, cut it off. Error on the side of staying where God wants you.
What changes do you need to make to be secure? What steps (maybe drastic ones) do you need to take to ensure your heart and mind stay safe?