Fighting my flesh
I fight demons without flinching,
I run into battle with a smirk on my face.
But when my flesh shows up,
Somehow I shudder in fear,
Knowing that my flesh knows my weaknesses too well,
I don’t even get into battle,
I give up and give in.
Father in Heaven,
How do I subdue this flesh of mine?!
Flee, He says,
Flee like your life depends on it!
That’s the only way to deal with your flesh.
Until you enter the gates of heaven,
Keep running, Child,
Keep running towards Me.
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 NLT
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
2 Timothy 2:22 NLT