God: can effect any change needed…
Romans 12:2 (KJV) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
As a believer there were things in my life which I had to deliberately throw off, especially when I found that they were a contradiction to the expectation of Jesus; mind you, I didn’t say contrary to my religion.
In this relationship, it’s not so much about being dogmatic about the bible, but more about being conscious of pleasing God; is my attitude hurting Him, seeing that He lives within me, are my actions pleasing or making Him uncomfortable.
I had to become aware of His presence within me and more determined to make Him feel welcome; it had to start with me being conscious of my actions: I had to drop off the actions, the behaviors, the old attitudes.
I had to change when I had said years ago that I could not. I needed to conform to please Him.