Romans 7:15–I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
How often do we feel like that! We want to please God and we know what we should be doing to do that, yet we do something else. We know what is sinful and wrong, yet we continue to do those things. There is a war going on inside of us. This war is between good and evil, between the flesh and the spirit. Even though we have committed our life to Christ, we must still, every minute of every day, be turning away from our sinful nature and our sinful desires. Have we died to our sinful desires anew today?
Father, Your will is what I want to do, yet there is an intense battle in my mind to try and keep me from doing Your will. I will choose today to kill my sinful desires and allow You to have control so that what I want to do, I actually do.