We know that the Law is spiritual, but I’m made of flesh and blood, and I’m sold as a slave to sin. I don’t know what I’m doing, because I don’t do what I want to do. Instead, I do the thing that I hate. But if I’m doing the thing that I don’t want to do, I’m agreeing that the Law is right. But now I’m not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it’s sin that lives in me. I know that good doesn’t live in me—that is, in my body. The desire to do good is inside of me, but I can’t do it. I don’t do the good that I want to do, but I do the evil that I don’t want to do. But if I do the very thing that I don’t want to do, then I’m not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it is sin that lives in me that is doing it. So I find that, as a rule, when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me. I gladly agree with the Law on the inside, but I see a different law at work in my body. It wages a war against the law of my mind and takes me prisoner with the law of sin that is in my body. I’m a miserable human being. Who will deliver me from this dead corpse? Thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then I’m a slave to God’s Law in my mind, but I’m a slave to sin’s law in my body. (Romans 7:14-25, CEB)
I do not do what I want to do because sin lives in me. We are all saints and sinners. We fight to do what God has led us to do but we live in our sin and fight against the urges in our flesh.
We need to follow after God and believe that God will fill us and help us to get over the urges in our flesh. Sin lives in us and causes us to do things we don’t want to do.
But remember we are all children of God and we all fight urges.
Let us all follow after God and trust that God will fill us and help us through life.
We all struggle and we need to help each other.
Love out Loud.
Loving People. Loving God.