Whenever you decide that who you are as a person must take precedence over who you can become, you have denigrated the kingdom of God. Your purpose for being in the kingdom of God will never manifest, if you remain stuck in a pattern of being that gives the devil a foothold in your life. Nor can you ever be among the chosen in the kingdom of God.
Many people become stuck in a pattern of behavior, and they expect that a miracle of God will set them free. So they wait, and they wait, and they wait. But repentance is not a miracle, it is a decision that each individual must make.
It is a coming to terms with who you are as a person, and being willing to substitute that image with who you can become. It involves radical decision making. It means dying to self, and giving birth to the god in you. It is radical transformation.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai