Our Second Opponent
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Today’s session will be looking at “the flesh” – what exactly it is, how it works, and how to overcome it in our everyday lives.
One way of defining the flesh is to say that it is “what comes naturally to a fallen human being.” It consists of the old ways of thinking and reacting that we learned as we grew up, the old defense mechanisms we adopted.
The flesh can play a powerful role in holding us back and preventing us from becoming all that God has planned if we allow it to continue to dictate how we live – but we don’t have to allow it power over us.
Of the three opponents we face (the world, the flesh and the devil), the flesh often has the most significant and ongoing impact on our ability to live fruitful lives as Christians, and is probably the most challenging one to deal with.
Pray that in today’s session God will open your eyes to what the flesh is and the effects it can have on your life.