Ephesians 3:10 NIV
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
What does your lifestyle say about what you believe? About who you are in Christ?
Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior to just go back to who you were without Him?
If so, then I would question your sincerity about asking Jesus into your heart. You see, He knows your heart.
You might fool that person who convinced you to seek Jesus, but never Him. The Holy Spirit is not in you as evidenced by your lack of evidence of the fruit of the spirit as well as your obvious passion for your old lifestyle.
A born again believer no longer desires the old way of life. He or she has seen the light and wants to be even closer to it, not further from it.
Yes, there is a process and it takes a lifetime to fully divorce from our old lifestyle. It can be a constant pulling away. As we trust more and more in He who is in us, our transformation becomes more evident to others.
For some, this is a quick process and for others, it can be a slow one. But fast or slow it is happening throughout our new life in Christ.
Christ is in us and we in Him. No matter how long it takes, He promises to never leave us or forsake us. He is in us for the long haul no matter how much we mess up in life.
As we delve into His word and practice His presence daily, we grow and receive more and more of the mind of Christ.
Believe it and receive it!