Galatians 5:16-17 (ESV)
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 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.
*We must stay focused on praying, combating our thoughts with the word, and seeking God for covenant partners in order to keep our minds and physical capabilities from circuming to the flesh. Refocusing our thoughts and actions is a daily process that requires more than just resistance. We need to be open to the assistance that God sends us, and we also need to make ourselves open to assisting and not just receiving. No one likes to be the person who is always there for others in their moment of weakness, but not have the same in return. Therefore, what is God trying to tell us when it comes to what we do, say, and think on a daily basis? Are we going against the flow of His current and the direction He is trying to take us in, or are we going with His flow to help is stay focused and grow? Do we believe it is ok to be inconsistent, or are we working towards being consistent to listening and acting on the guidance given by the Holy Spirit, and implementing this in our lives constantly?