Soul change or just behavior modification?

We all understand an alcoholic’s behavior. Phrases like, “I can quit whenever I want” and “I’m not an alcoholic” are so common and even the punchline to jokes on TV and in movies. But let’s say an alcoholic conquers the addiction and actually becomes sober. Great! Awesome! So with this change in the person’s life, which of these three things have happened: 

  1. The alcoholic has changed their behavior but they’re still prone to this weakness
  2. This person has changed their personality which includes a stronger resistance
  3. The very makeup of the alcoholic’s soul has changed

I guess my ultimate question is this: When a person makes a big life decision, is it just behavior modification or has their soul changed? It’s very interesting to me. This thought crossed my mind when I was listening to Kesha’s song “Praying.” 

I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’

What do you think about this? Chime in below by leaving a comment and have a great week! 

-Out of the Wilderness

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