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Split Personality

Do you have a split personality when it comes to spiritual things?  I think we all do, to a certain extent.  I can totally relate to Paul in Romans 7:15-25.  To me, it is probably one of the most memorable passages of Paul's writings, not necessarily because of the content, but because of its "tongue twister" nature.   Paul is describing how he wrestles with how his mind wants to do what is right, but his body wants to do what is wrong.  Aren't we all there?

Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Although this battle of the mind versus flesh seems impossible to win sometimes, we do have the power to overcome our bad thoughts through God's Word.  Because Jesus died for our sins and left the Holy Spirit behind inside each of us, we have the means to let the good personality inside of us win.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

We have the power, but we also must cooperate with God by renewing our mind each day through His Words to us. Only a daily personal time with God will keep us consistently growing in our faith so that we can overcome our bad selves.  Without the daily time, it is too easy to revert back to our old ways.  Who is winning in you?