Inner Conflict

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. – Romans 7:15

When I was young I became hooked on video games. My mom tried to keep me away from them but I would sneak over to the neighbor’s house and play them behind her back. When I accepted Jesus Christ in my early teens I began to feel guilty about lying to my mother in order to play. Gradually I stopped playing them due to my guilty conscience. However, looking back now I believe that it was not my conscience that caused me to stop but the Holy Spirit helping me in my weakness (Romans 8:26).

Doing things that we ought not to is wrong, a sin, and a serious matter. By our strength, we will probably fail to correct it. That is why we lift it up to God. Apostle Paul was not the first Christian to experience and overcome it and we will not be the last either.