You need all the help you can get. That's why God gave us water baptism as a sacrament - an external symbol and statement of a heart conviction that the Holy Spirit is working on the inside of you. A religious spirit has made it a religious exercise, but the Word says it is a declaration of relationship with the Father, that you are awakening to His authority. It represents the termination of the enemy's life in every area of our life and a new walk with the Father through what Jesus Christ did through His death, burial, and resurrection. And God joins anyone that is obedient to His Word!