So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. ~ Romans 7:14-17
A familiar story, but a good one. The master explained to his student that there are two wolves fighting within us, one good and one bad. The student asked the master which one wins? The one you feed the most was his reply. From a Christian perspective, I would add, the one you let Christ feed as well. Many times our growth is allowing Christ’s work be true on our behalf as much as striving to change.
Prayer: God, I place myself in your care. I trust you to feed the Spirit inside me so the sinful part may diminish as I follow you. I will respond to that grace with obedience. Amen.