"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof." Romans 6:12
We have seen how the people of this world live for pleasure, fame and wealth. They only care about living for theirself. They are out to "live it up" and have a good time.
It is a shame to say that a lot of Christians are living according to the worlds standards instead of following the Word of God.
When you become a child of God, you are no longer free to do as you wish. Yes, you can but you will never grow and have a close fellowship with the Lord. And also if you truely are saved you will not be able to live in sin.
We all have fleshly and carnal desires, even after we are saved. We are still human and we all have the temptation to fill these desires.
How are you handling these desires? Do you give into the flesh? Or do you let the Spirit have control?
You see every one of us makes a decision every single day to either feed our flesh or to feed the Spirit. The one that you feed the most is the one that is controling your life. The only way we can and will say, "No" to the flesh is by dying daily. We have to read our Bible and pray. The Lord is the only one who can help you have the victory!
We have to be determined to wake up every morning with our mind set on living for God.
Lord, these are Your hands, and feet, and eyes, and mouth, and this is Your mind. I want these insruments to be used for Your glory. NOT for me and my fleshly wants or desires.
"Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto God." Romans 6:13
When you allow yourself to please what the flesh wants, you are killing yourself spiritually. Do you want to live or die?
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
To stay spritually alive we must die to self!