16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
How interesting that God would set up conflict in us as the result of original sin. How interesting that we have a battle going on between self (flesh) and God (Spirit)? Walk by the Spirit, He who was sent to transform our souls, or the flesh? I know my flesh is strong. Holy Spirit, be in me so I can overcome the desires of my flesh.
Now unlock this “they are in conflict with each other” so you’re conflicted when we want to do what we want to do vs. what we need to do. There is natural conflict between who we are and God created us to be.
Are you caving immediately to what you want to do,the way of the world and self, or are you craving to overcome the flesh and do what God created you for?
Are you caving to a self centered life or craving a God driven life?