Galatians 5:16-18 (NLT)
16 So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then
you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The old sinful nature
loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And
the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature
desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices
are never free from this conflict. 18 But when you are directed by the Holy
Spirit, you are no longer subject to the law.

In Galatians Paul writes that a person has a new life in the Holy Spirit and
they should live according to that new life. Living according to the Holy
Spirit is in conflict to the sinful nature of the flesh. The two oppose each
other and create conflicts in the choices that are made in life. But one
reassurance is if we are directed by the Holy Spirit, then we are not subject
to the law.

The battle between good and evil has always been a favorite subject of authors.
Usually good triumphs over evil and we find the hero victorious. But Galatians
tells us our choices are never free from the conflict of our sinful nature
pulling against what the Holy Spirit would choose. But unlike stories where the
hero triumphs, sin can win out in the choices we make. That is why it is
important we live according to the Holy Spirit so that we make the right
choices. We need God's guidance so that our own sinful lusts and desires don't
influence our choices. It's so easy for us to follow what the world would have
us to do without God in our lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit would direct your
paths. Thank Jesus that because of His blood you are no longer subject to the
law that once held you in slavery. Know that no matter what choice you make
Jesus loves you and will always be there with you.