Galatians 5:16 NLT So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.

Do you want to stop sinning? Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Allow Him to be Lord instead of your flesh. Unfortunately, because of Adam’s sin our natural desire is to allow our flesh to have its way. But there are certain things we can do to overrule our flesh.

When the thought to sin enters our minds, we’ll always have another option in front of us. We can either agree with Satan and do things his way or agree with God or do things His way.

It takes effort to do things God’s way. To be successful in overcoming sin, we must be intentional about spending time with God. The more time we spend with Him, the clearer we’ll hear His voice to do things His way. He’ll tell us in advance to not watch a certain movie because He knows there’s a sex scene that will tempt us to lust and fall.

The more time we spend with Him, the more convinced we’ll become that His way is more beneficial. We’ll realize a successful healthy marriage is more important and impactful to the Kingdom of God than one night with him or her in a hotel.

The more time we spend with Him, the stronger we’ll become to resist sinful urges. We’ll be equipped with power from the Holy Spirit to put down that bottle, turn off porn, or control negative emotions (Acts 1:8).

We may not win all our battles, but don’t quit. Receive His forgiveness and get back in the fight.