my flesh, my spirit

i fight my flesh on a daily basis.
it’s a fight that i usually lose.
my flesh is addicted to social media, youtube, sugar, food, and anything that keeps me distracted for more than five minutes.

let’s scroll on facebook for five more minutes
im bored … i wonder if there’s anything to eat” 

i can feed my flesh everything it craves, but the satisfaction is so temporary.
once i stop scrolling on instagram, i realize my life is humble and ordinary
once i stop eating, i realize i still want more even though i’m not hungry
and i feel anxious and at unrest.

but i’ve tasted and experienced something that is so incredibly satisfying. it makes me forget about myself and my earthly problems. it brings me more joy than any material possession can promise me. it leave me at peace and at rest.

when i feed my spirit instead of my flesh. i feel alive.

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”  Romans 8:5-6 

 

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