The ‘epistles’ are letters that teach us how to be right with God. Not how to get rich or prosper monetarily. It’s about spiritual living that pleases God! Do not be like those whom Paul warned Timothy about in 2 Timothy 4:4 those who “turn their ears away from the truth, and shall turn aside to myths”.
The bottom line is that you are sinning when you are implacable (difficult or hard to get along with). But you can adjust if you want to, the beauty of it all, is that God will give you his Spirit as a personal helper. He does this so that you will have everything you need to succeed.
Yes, as stated in Romans 6:6 the old life—sinful nature was crucified so we should no longer be a slave to sin. Forget about your past life—let go—’put off the old life’. You have the help you need to adjust, explore, and change through the Holy Spirit.
Is it possible to maintain a hopeful or positive attitude? It really depends on you. In fact, it is your choice, your decision; in everything choose to stay positive. Welcome to a new way of being!
Many things help us live a changed life in Christ. When reading the Scriptures, let the words minister to you, let them show you where change is needed. Since I get so much help from the word of God, I am able to continue to adjust to my new life.