I asked a question about purity a long time ago and got only one answer, I believe. Silence can be just as powerful as words. Still, for those of us who sincerely try to love God and meet with setbacks such as insecurities, ego, and the strong inner enemies of fear, hate, passion and so forth, how do we address these?
I believe that old habits have to be unlearned. Even when you give things over to God you still have to work on them yourself. It takes months sometimes years to build a bad habit like too much ego, insecurities.....it doesn't happen over night.