So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. (Romans 7:21 NIV)
When we are struggling against our flesh, what if we changed our perspective to this:
Each breath is for Christ who died for us
Each thought is for Christ who died for us
Each word is for Christ who died for us
Each action is for Christ who died for us
Would it be easier to fight the flesh when each breath, thought, word and action were for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?
We died to sin and we were brought to new life by Christ's death and resurrection, so literally every breath of ours is owed to God, so EVERYthing we do should be FOR God's glory and out of love and appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice (made for us while we were still sinners). We did nothing to deserve this gift, it was given to us because God loves us, because of his amazing grace & mercy.
God's righteousness can never be comprehended by our human minds, but yet our old human nature (flesh) fights our new spirit with excuses and reasons why we should do what we want and not what is right. We have to train ourselves daily to look to God, to what is pure, what is noble, what is righteous and not that which is of this world; which is a dead and decaying world, full of sin and lost souls who don't know God.
We have been commanded to Love and be an Ambassador of Christ - to represent Him in this foreign world, to shine His light on those who have lost hope and have never known the all consuming and perfect love of a Savior.
We have been bought and paid for, we are no longer slaves to this world; we have been given a new spirit (one of power, love and self-discipline), we have the Holy Spirit to help us, so we should no longer be slaves to the old sins and struggles that had held us in bondage. We have been freed by the blood of Jesus, so stop picking up the old chains that once captivated us; stand firm on God's promises and claim your new birthright as a Child of the Most High God.
Share your freedom, the Gospel, the truth, the love and share the light that has been given to you.