Ephesians 4:21-31
21 Since you have heard all about him and have learned the truth that is in Jesus, 22 throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. 23 Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. 24 You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness righteous, holy, and true.25 So put away all falsehood and “tell your neighbor the truth” because we belong to each other. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil.28 If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need. 29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, His Spirit came to live in you.  He put His Spirit of Truth in you to transform your desires, your character, your nature and to give you the power to change your behavior.  Paul was very clear about this point when he wrote Ephesians.  He instructed that we are to “throw off” the old nature and take on the new nature of Christ in us. God gives us the desire and the power, but we must use it to change our behavior. God gives us new thoughts and a new attitude, but we must put them into practice.  If any of the list of things Paul stated do not apply to your behavior, I am sure there are others.  Go before God and ask Him to help you to understand what part of your behavior is not pleasing to Him.  Listen to the what the Spirit will speak to you and then change what you know.  God will honor your moving forward in the process of sanctification, in your effort to become more like Christ.  Do not get discouraged if you cannot complete your goal at first.  It is a slow steady movement in the right direction that will complete the process.  First understand what behavior God is making you aware of and then change it.  Remember God gives you the knowledge and the power but you must move it into action to grow to become more like Christ.

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