Read Romans 6:10-22

How can we control our passions that lead to defeat?


To try to excuse or justify our weaknesses because of failure in the past is not the answer. Facing up to them is the most important step.

So, confess the weakness to the Lord. Admit to yourself that you have no control over your sinful nature and desperately need God’s help to overcome the passion.

Paul faced himself after describing the conflict between the old and new nature. He did not avoid it, but said, Ro 7:24, Oh, wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death.” Verse 25, “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Saviour.”


Make a conscious, willful decision to obey His commands. He is the Son of God and has the authority to demand it of us. When we are truly willing to follow Him, there can be no room for our own selfish emotions.

John 14:15, “If ye love me keep my commandments.”

John l5: 14, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatever I command you.”

Paul told the Roman believers in Romans 6:13, “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin, but yield yourselves unto God.”

Obeying the Lord involves the will. We must decide to obey in all things. Realize that we are responsible for our own behavior.


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