do you honestly believe a person can change and stay changed ive tried this god thing and lets be real i just make more mess than anything.
Amen I agreejjkirk said:Yes a person can change and stay changed but it is a process of doing away with the old and putting on the new. It does not happen quickly for most it is a life long change especially for the Christian; Jesus helps change us daily, for our old sinful self likes to rise up and take control, so we have to fight it daily by the power of the Holy Spirit and His word.
We have to listen to the still quite voice of God and he will lead and change us if we let Him, for God is not a puppetmaster he allows us to make decisions and when we make mistakes He will help us overcome them and learn and grow from them.
So it is more of continually changing to be more like Christ with the Help of God, it is when we rely on self that we fail.
Hope this is helpful.
Peace be with you,