My friends, the Bible talks about fleshly desires and the consequence in Galatians 5:19-21 “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God”.
I don’t know about you, reflecting on the above scripture, I am humbled by the mercy God has shown me because if He counted the record of sin, I know I cannot stand (Psalm 130:3).
Undoubtedly, conquering our fleshly desires is easier said than done but we have the power of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to live a life worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus IF we:
- Believe – That as children of God, we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us do life right and the only way we can believe is when we get knowledge through the study of His word.
- Trust – That God can help us conquer the fleshly desires that draw us away from Him.
- Cultivate self-control – In the place of prayer when faced with our fleshly desires. Rather than give in, we ask for the grace of God to stand.
Christ follower, remember we are not perfect and our goal in life is to sin less. Doing the will of God requires the knowledge of God’s word and an intentional state of mind to choose daily between right or wrong. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the God of all creation is in love with you – come and experience His love today.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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