We have a responsibility, as Christians, to abstain from the sinful practices we partook in before we became saved. While it may be a gradual process of change, we should ensure that we are putting in our best to play our part in resisting temptation. God enables us to resist temptation, but it is up to us to actually resist.
And we pray:
Dear God, I pray that I will always be a person of action. Father, I take delight in my new life in You and I do not desire otherwise. I pray that in times of temptation, may I act on the strength You have given me to flee and/or resist. May I never rely on excuses or procrastination, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.