So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God… The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. (Romans 8:6-8, 11 NLT)
It’s a continual battle for control. There are times when we want to submit to the will of the culture around us. We want to engage in the sinful practices that tempt us each and every day. Yet that is not God’s will.
So the battle continues about doing what is right and righteous vs what is sin and worldly.
When we submit to the Holy Spirit the temptations don’t disappear, but the right decision becomes clearer. This Spirit is in those who believe in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the one who died for this sin, but rose to give eternal life.