When we decide to turn back to Christ and follow Him, the enemy is most present to block it every which way to make the transition unsuccessful. he attacks our most vulnerable human characteristic... sinfulness. he uses our weaknesses against us, guilts us into submission to our comfort zone and that is continuing to sin.
That is why it is very difficult for a lay person to turn against their sinful ways simply due to the uncomfortable effort to fight their sinful ways daily. Some even backslide and never return to God. satan will plea bargain, then intimidate, then convinces us to sit on the fence. he knows that once we really know God and become obedient to Him, the grace and blessings will flow effortlessly into our lives and our lives will be so fulfilled that it becomes easier and easier to avoid sin at all costs. Of course we are not perfect like Jesus, and we will falter every now and then. God knows that and He will always give us a mulligan as long as we come back to Him and get back on track.
With God, there is no middle ground. Either you are with Him or against Him. That is it. Only a fool accepts the premise of the enemy. If we are ever to really be free, we must sell out to Christ completely.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!