Galatians 5:17 says, “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you co not do the things that you wish.”
Each time our flesh rises up and we don’t humble ourselves and submit to His will, we are opposing the Holy Spirit and blocking His way in our lives.
Paul said in Philippians 4:12 that he knew how to be abased. Abase means to make low, humble, lower oneself. It describes a person who is devoid of arrogance and self-exaltation. One who is willingly submitted to God and His will.
Ephesians 4:30 tells us to not grieve the Holy Spirit. When our flesh opposes Him, He is grieved.
“O Lord, make this truth a governor for our lives.”