The Lord made me see that we have inherited the original sin and ended up in this jam, helpless on our own, and he is committed to saving us because he loves us. It would be erroneous to think that we are basically evil, wanting to fight him. If that were the case, he needn't be merciful to us at all. With this understanding, we see that we are just capable of being bad as well as being good. The important thing to see is that by God's mercy, we can be freed and restored to holiness. All it takes is to believe in and follow Christ, something we can easily accomplish once we see that it is what God has planned for us.