That's why the more you drink, the more difficult it becomes to finally stop. And that’s because, over a period of time, you received power/energy in the area of drinking.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men - Proverbs 22:29
If you want to stop a bad habit, you must stop giving power to the bad habit and to the things related to the bad habit.
If you do that, that habit will eventually stop as you develop the strength (power) to overcome it on a habitual basis.
But in addition to removing power from the bad habit, you also have to give power to a good power for its replacement so that the good power or habit can give power to you to help you overcome!
Because when you give power to the overcoming, the overcoming will give power to you.
When you draw nigh to God, Scripture says, God will draw nigh to you.
Whatever you give power to, will give power back to you in the realm that it functions and in the area that you applied power. And this is very important. When we talk about the law of power, we're talking about that which makes the world run.
The world runs on power.
If you don't have power, there's very little that you can do in this world. BIG SECRET: The way that you develop power, regardless of how much power you have right now, is by giving power to something.