So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.Romans 8:6
There are consequences for every type of action. This verse says that when you allow the spirit to control your heart and mind you will find peace and even life. But when you allow your sinful nature, which we all have, control who you are, you will find only death. We will all struggle in this life to constantly allow the spirit to be in control. We were all born into sin and continue to struggle with sin even after salvation. But it does not have to control us. When Jesus is Lord of your heart, He is in control. When he went to death on the cross, he reserved the right to be in control of your life. You just have to decide that is what you want.
It is no different than driving a car. When you drive a car, do you want to be in control or do you want the person riding with you to be in control? God wants to be in control. He can see the journey and the road ahead, so let Him drive!
A Prayer to Remember
May my life be led by the Spirit instead of by my sinful nature. Lead me, Lord. Be my life. Be in control of my life. Amen.