There is a Tibetan deity known as Mahakala. It is a wrathful deity. As with all Tibetan deities, we can treat the deity as an aspect of our own mind.
The Mahakala is capable of destroying that which needs to be destroyed.
I have had bad habits, impossible situations that I needed to stop, to get out of.
For me, the Mahakala often brings things to a head, to a point which becomes intolerable for me. Then I must make a clear choice, remain in suffering or get out.