The thing that most tempted Adam and Eve still tempts us. He persuaded them that they could “be like gods.” He lied. He told them that they could be their own masters. History proves, however, that one may either make God our master or make sin our master. Never has a man been his or her own master.
Likewise, we deny ourselves and serve God, or we deny God and serve ourselves. There is no compromise.
There is no turning back… Not once we are set free.