The world says that we have good in us apart from Christ. Secular psychology emphasizes this same wrong idea.
However, the Bible and biblical counseling teaches us that there is something that lives within us that draws us closer to what will kill us.
Our biggest enemy is ourselves, not Satan’s temptations or the lies of this world.
Only God’s goodness & His power that lives within us is what can overcome these 3 enemies: ourselves, Satan, and the world.
That’s why biblical counseling is a work of the Holy Spirit. God works through the counselors to transform the heart of a counselee by His Spirit. Period. It is NOT us. It’s Him and only Him.
-Mark (to God alone be all glory)