Unless you allow God to have freedom to operate in you and through you, your mind and your body cannot be trusted.
Your mind and your flesh can be at war with your spirit.
When they are at war, when the mind and the body want something bad enough, that is not of God, or not part of His plan for your life, the body and the mind will war against your spirit to the death.
Only by the grace of God, given to those who love God, can you overcome and win that inner war.
This kind of war is not won in a one time experience, like getting saved or being baptized in the Holy spirit or being sanctified - If you are going to overcome, if you are going to have victory, every day, every war requires God’s supernatural intervention.
It takes daily commitment to the things of God to get into God’s plan for your life and to live in God’s plan for your life. God made it this way. God thinking is about God’s plan.
Excerpt from God Thinking XXVI - Sensing God by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013