I was listening to a YouTube video the other day of a guy speaking on freedom from sin.
One sentence in particular spoke volumes to me:
"Do NOT seek freedom (from sin); seek Jesus instead."
Wow! You know, it's never about resolve or law-keeping; it is always about setting your mind on God.
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
We need to look for the Cause rather than the effect.
In fact, you could say that looking for freedom is the core issue with the law-keepers. They are searching for the effects of union with God rather than searching for God, and because of this, they never experience the union, thus never experiencing the fruit of the union. The law-keepers basically want to have children without first having a "union" with their partner. Not possible.