Galatians 5:17-26
17 The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict. 18 But when you are directed by the Holy Spirit, you are no longer subject to the law. 19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual
immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, 20 idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or be jealous of one another.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

When we are born again, a new life is put into us by the Holy Spirit. But the old life, the flesh is not taken away. The tendency to sin will always be with us as well as the desire. There is a difference between “sin” and sins. Sin is the root-principle of evil, the flesh, the sinful self, the tendency to sin, which may be kept down by the power of God within us, but which will always remain with us until we leave this world. Sins are the outcome of this and are the acts of sin we commit. Sin is not dead in us but we may be dead to sin so that sin does not produce in us the fruit of the desires of the flesh. And as we surrender to the power of God in us we become dead to the evil nature within us and produce fruits of the Spirit of God, as long as we stay connected to Him. It is a choice we make sometimes daily to nail the sin within us to the Cross of Christ and accept His righteousness imparted to us at salvation. Recognizing this truth will keep you focused on the reality that we live in as children of God in a world that loves and draws into sin. Do not become alarmed at what your see happening today, but know that God is at work not only within you but within the world to complete His will. With the power of Christ in you, you have the power to make the choice not to sin. Remember to use this power that Christ died to give you.

Have a God Day!