It's easy to let life just happen to us when we've been through enough disappointments and people against us, we tried but couldn't break the addiction, over time that can wear us down to where we lose our fight, we lose our passion. But you can't be passive and just take whatever comes your way - we're in a fight, there are forces that are trying to keep you from your destiny.
When you have his promises coming out of your mouth you are swinging your sword. When you swing, God will fight for you. But as long as you're passive, "I can't believe this happened, I never get any good breaks, I'll probably never get well", the problem is your sword is in its sheath, it's not doing you any good.
When you swing, when you declare his promises - angels go to work, forces of darkness are pushed back, negative situations will turn around. Are you swinging your sword?