your sinful nature does not control you. The Holy Spirit controls
you. The Spirit of God lives in you. Anyone who does not have
the Spirit of Christ does no belong to Christ."
The word "Christian"
means "one who belongs to the Christ." All those who
come to Jesus the Christ, the Savior, believing He is God's Son
and being sorry about their sins, receive His free gift of salvation
and His Holy Spirit. We can allow His Spirit within us to be
in control. He will not force us to choose to do what is right.
He will help us when we choose God's ways. He will keep our selfish
actions in the background so His light can shine in us.