Thursday, December 9, 2010

Overcoming Sinful Pulls of the Flesh

"Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."

Galatians 5:24

As we can see from the above verse, we most certainly have the power to rid our lives of those nagging fleshly desires. Maybe your fleshly desires include procrastination, being easily angered by your husband or children, or not being consistant in disciplining and training your children. Whatever your downfall remember that since we have been crucified with Jesus, by way of our salvation, and that salvation is what enables us to conquer our flesh. However, to succeed in doing this, we must be purposeful in defeating what our natural man is calling us to do. Take every thought captive and make it obedient unto Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). When every thought is taken captive and called to obedience, then your actions will follow. You can defeat your natural man's sinful desires! Be purposeful and surrender your own selfish rights and desires, in order to bring Glory to God and acheive His purpose for you in life!

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Jenifer said...

Beautiful post. So many times we think that since we are not committing the "bad" sins we are okay. Just because we do not cheat on our spouse, steal or use drugs does not mean we do not have sin. Being easily angered is a sin. Procrastination is a sin. As you said, we must take those things into captivity and obey. Thank you for posting this.

Ashley's Grace said...

I just want to thank you so much for this much needed post. I've been going through some things in my life. Mainly the ideas of worldy people and even some christians telling me that i'm selling myself short for wanting to be a wife and mother over getting a career, or telling me to forget motherhood all together and just get a career and then later on have kids, but not more than 2 it's stressful! and somehow i opened myself up to those ideas and now i'm struggling to let them go. Needless to say it's been a rough 3 weeks with constant bombardment of career train of thoughts. Even though your post is about sinful pulls.. i'm well on my way there if i continue to let the world dictate my life for me.

Thanks again for your post.

God Bless,

Wendy Carpenter said...

I needed this today!!!