Quite a debate raging on the last post about creating your life. I’ll admit, I’m not buying into all “the devil made me do it” school of thought. You have no enemy but self, no darkness but ignorance.
Get your thinking right, and you curb and direct your inclinations, overcome destructive temptation, and gain power over sin and sorrow. You don’t need the crutch of theologies, but prevail by right doing. You are designed for conquest. But not of territories, but the conquest of self.
That doesn't mean you won’t find spiritual guidance helpful. I do, and you can as well. But when you take responsibility for your thoughts, that is what will produce your actions. The greatest gift you receive from infinite Intelligence is free will.
When you reach self-mastery, no person or power can rob you of repose and prosperity.