When I was struggling to overcome addiction I didn't understand how powerful God is and that if I would listen to him and act He had the power to heal. I found that I was like Naaman. (2 Kings chapter 5)
Naaman had leprosy, which meant certain death - I had a sexual addiction. I always felt guilty and wondered if I was ever going to be able to stop.
A little maid suggested Namaan go see the prophet - I often missed opportunities because answers came from seemingly minor places.
A servant of Elisha told Naaman to wash in the Jordan River seven times, and Namaan was wroth - I often times visited with church leaders about my addiction. I never was mad at the advice they gave me, but I didn't have enough faith that their advice would fix my huge problems.
Naaman's servant said if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? - This was certainly part of my problem. I was searching for huge solutions to my huge addiction that I couldn't control, but the solution lay in the small and simple things that God new would help me.
Naaman finally pulled it together, washed seven times and was healed - When I finally became disciplined enough to do the small and simple things I knew I should, the temptations I experienced became much more manageable.