Galatians 5:16-17 ESV But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
God teaches us how to live each day with the Holy Spirit of God, leaning, relying, and depending upon Him to supply our needs. He will guide and lead us with His counsel. We must meditate on the Word of God. His Word should dwell richly within our hearts and minds. The love of Jesus Christ should be behind our actions. His power controls our selfish desires. Our old lives (old nature) are dead and buried with Jesus Christ on the Cross. We must want to live our new lives (in Jesus Christ) with Him. He is the only One who can help us not to gratify the desires of our sinful natures. Our sinful natures are contrary to the Spirit of God and the Spirit of God which is contrary to the sinful nature’s desire. They are in conflict with each other. We must do what the Spirit of God wants. Being led by the Holy Spirit involves the desire to hear the readiness to obey God’s Word and the sensitivity to discern between our feelings, emotions and His promptings.We all have choices to make whether we will listen to what God’s Word says or do things in our own fleshly desires. I personally believe it is wise to trust God’s Holy Spirit because He was sent to us by the Father in the name of Jesus and through God’s grace and mercy we can live our lives truly being forgiven by Him. This is the promise God has made to His people to those who believe in faith in Christ Jesus.