Galatians 6:7-8(GNV) “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.”
The reason why many Christians today struggle with carnal lusts and desires is where they sow. A vast majority of “Christians” even if they believe the truth of God’s word, often sow into and/or feed the flesh. If you feed the flesh by doing what you want to/feel like doing instead of what is right, (entertainment, etc.), you will reap in attitudes that function in pride, slothfulness and wantonness. A lot of Christians wonder why they go through sin cycles and end up submitting to the enemy, while forgetting all the time they have devoted to the flesh. But on the other hand if you sow in the spirit; time in prayer, reading the word, communing with the Lord; you will reap Godly fruit. You will reap in clarity of Godly discernments and judgments, godly character and your focus will be sharpened to the Lord. In Luke 11:9-13 Jesus said “…seek and you shall find…” This scripture also applies to the last one that I just shared. If you seek after the things of the flesh you’ll find just that. God wants us to seek after and sow into the things of the spirit. We are meant to live according to the spirit and how are we supposed to do that when we feed the flesh so much that the voice of the flesh drowns out the spirit. Another thing that feeding the flesh does is opens opportunity for the enemy to attack as well as making us more vulnerable to his attack. Many Christians are dormant and/or defeated simply because they choose to sow into/feed the flesh. When Jesus was in the wilderness, the Bible says the enemy left until an opportune time. Feeding the flesh makes you vulnerable and the main reason why Christians are defeated is because they are in an opportune time well too often. We must choose to stand up and sow into the spirit and let the voice and power of the spirit in our lives grow so that we can live to our full potential in Christ.