Maybe your power to defeat sin looks like this:
"Sin...confess..do better for a while, then sin again.Embarrassment, confess again, ask God to take away the desire, then sin again, confess again, sin again, confess again, shock, more determination to stop sinning, think about it a lot, examine it. Make promises, create some boundaries, sin again, now even worse than before. Despair, anger, shame, distance from God, guilt. self-condemnation, Self-loathing....sin again. Disillusionment, doubt, self-pity, resentment at God: Why doesn't he hear my prayers? Why doesn't he do something? More anger. The fear that we allow ourselves to get angry with God. Then real confession, heartfelt one, and a sense of cleansing. Ah, a new start. Things seem better. Yeah, I've finally got this sin under control. Oops, sin again..." -TrueFaced by Thrall, McNicol, Lynch
Question to you all:
Is it by your own power to defeat sin daily?