Ibn Al-Qayyim said:
Difficulty in leaving (bad) habits and practices is only really faced by people who try to leave them for other than Allāh. As for the person who leaves them honestly and sincerely from his heart for Allāh, then he does not find any difficulty in leaving them except in the very beginning, in order to test whether he is really truthful in leaving them or not. If he is patient over this initial hardship for a short while, it turns into pleasure.
Translated by Ustādh Owais Al-Hashimi حفظه الله
10/6/18, 6:45 PM