Tired of fighting your Flesh?
How many times have you made your mind not to give into those bad habits? How many times have you tried to keep away from situations or people who lead you to anger or lust and soon or later given into it? Tried to keep away from addiction of cigarettes, alcohol, chocolates, what is the result? It may have worked for some time but soon or later you lost.
You are fighting your flesh (cranial desires) in flesh and the victory does not last long, the battle comes back with the same force as you tried to fight it. Does it not remind you of a toy which small babies play with, dolls or animals made like of balloon with heavy sand packed below? When hit, it goes down but again it stands, always upright. The heavier the sand below and bigger the toy, more you are assured it will stand upright. It gives good exercise and keeps the child busy. The toy will rarely remain down it will stand up again and again. That is the picture of you fighting your flesh.
Fighting your flesh with flesh will not win you, your battle. Stop fighting your flesh and start living in spirit, that with let you overcome your flesh. Darkness is not fought with darkness, put on the light and the darkness disappears. You are a believer of Christ; else you would not have been reading this. You have the promise of Christ in you. The Spirit of Christ will help you, if you ask of Him to lead you in your ways. Overcome your flesh by living by His Spirit, He will guide your spirit to overcome your flesh. Nail your flesh not with your flesh but by your spirit.
[ Prayer for Today ]
Lord I am tired of fighting my flesh, I give up and I need your help. Only You can help me overcome my flesh. Let your Spirit guide me and lead me every moment of my life. That I may live by your Spirit and die to my flesh. This prayer I ask in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Galatians 5:16-25 [KJV]
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Romans 8:1-5 [KJV]
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
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