I agree with what you say but would point out that if you are going to come to God for help you can’t just agree that the sin which is causing you the most problems is wrong. You must accept the WHOLE counsel of God and agree to change you life entirely to conform to God’s will. And it almost always takes time. Finally, one thing I’ve experienced in my Christian walk is the progressive nature of sanctification. Once I get on top of a certain sinful area of my life I’ve identified and decided to deal with, God opens my eyes to 10 other areas where I am falling short.I suspect he figures if he showed me all at once just how bad I am I’d just curl up in a ball and give up and die! LOL.
Yes! Whatever sin seems to trip you up the most, is ultimately not a stand alone issue. It’s one manifestation of a larger problem. God perhaps saw that by letting it (whatever it is) become such a big problem, it was the only way you’d see that God matters, and it would be the beginning of a fuller reconciliation. Letting man fail is part of the gracious plan of God.
That is true. I remember in my 'pre-Christian' days I always bought the line that 'everyone is basically good' -- with only a few deviant exceptions. The Bible hits you over the head with a two by four, and tells you that you are a sinner. There is none righteous, no not one. Our first parents were taken in by the sin of pride and covetousness, and they have spawned a race of covetous and prideful children. You are also right that we focus on one besetting sin, but then we find that we are just peeling an onion. Thank God we have a Loving God and Saviour that came for sinners and adopts us into His family as we are. Once we are in the family we endeavor to clean up our act to please He who saved us -- albeit we know we will never get completely there until we see Him in Heaven.