Why is it that when you can't have something it makes you want it more?
This is the fourth day into my diet. It really hasn't been bad. After all, you eat six times a day. The problem is in my head. Although I get plenty to eat, there are some things I am not allowed to have. Can you guess what things I want to eat? Right! It's the one I can't have. I resist giving in to the temptation my mind is leading me to. I listen to my heart. It tells me what I am doing is the right thing and will result in a better person.
I think sin is kind of like dieting. There are things you shouldn't have, shouldn't do. Yet, that is the very thing you want! Just like in dieting, we need to ignore what our flesh is trying to lead us in to and listen to God's Spirit. He will tell us what we are doing is right and, as in the case of dieting, we will find refusing to yield to sin results in a better person because we become more Christ like.