In life we have a lot of different struggles. It’s of our nature to be at battle within your self. Our natural human instincts want to sin. Since the beginning of our existence when Adam And Eve made that choice to have the knowledge by eating the fruit, our own desires have been awakened. Because of this many times it is hard to see past our own wants and to choose to do what is Gods will instead.
In Galatians 5:19-21 it says “the acts of our sinful natural are obvious sexual immorality, impurity and debaucher(excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures); 20. idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord(lack of agreement), jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions(disagreements), factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies…”
Galatians 5:22 says what the desires of our hearts & actions should be “But The fruits of the spirit are: love,joy,peace, patience,kindness, goodness,faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. ”
While both list may make you be hard to read for you, you need to know that it’s ok that you’ve done more of the first list and a lot less of the second. It’s ok because God is a HUGE fan of second chances. Today is the day to strive towards the fruits of the spirit and start letting go of your natural instinctual sinful ways. Write out a list of the fruits of the spirit and have it some where you will see it daily. It will be a great reminder every morning of the standards you want to hold yourself to.