Sometimes we sin in ignorance—we didn't know it was wrong at the time—and when we discover the error of our ways, we feel terrible and quickly seek God's forgiveness. More often, though, we sin knowing full well the significance of our actions. But because we have done it for so long, we have no plans to stop, even though it hurts us and those we love. Old habits are so hard to break, and often we have no desire to break them either. However, God's saving grace provides us freedom, and in the power of His indwelling Spirit, we can break those old habits and devote ourselves to Him.