The current Newsweek has an article entitled STOP! You can't Afford It. Within it is discussed the propensity many of us have to seek immediate pleasure rather than foregoing it for a future reward. The authors also add that we can be trained to act in our better interest, rebooting our destructive spending habits.
I often hear (even from myself) the excuse that "that's the way I am wired" "or "I cannot help it." While this may be true in certain circumstances, it is not true always. We have so many habits that are pleasurable in the moment and disastrous in the long run. Yet, we persist, calling on genes, old hurts, routinized behavior to justify our refusal to consider a better way and changing.
Today, Christ has power we cannot muster on our own. His power always works towards the good of all. He recognizes that you may be born this way but you do not have to stay this way if life is not served. What's stopping you from his offer?
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28