Issues of Life

My Flesh, My Enemy


I give you an inch, but you take a mile…
I feed your need, but you grumble still!
When I think I have you under control,
You show you are crafty and untrustworthy.
So I must deny you, and hear you not!
For you do not suffer my spirit to grow.
Though you cry for gratification, I will be led by my spirit.
Though you groan in pain, you shall submit to my discipline.

What are you but a bottomless pit of want?
You are the enemy I must endure and daily overcome…
My companion in these lands, necessary for training.
Though you wish to lead, you shall follow.
And as I learn your ways, I shall be made wise.
You, who do not retain wisdom, shall be taught.
Be quiet, be still and be possessed of the Lord.
Though you wrestle continually, I shall have the victory!

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23 replies »

  1. Amazing dept for a female….God bless you richly!!! May i ask your permission to publish this in my blog @brumeknowslove.blogspot.com

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  2. this is so beautiful! the struggles we have with our flesh well captured. indeed, denial with no room for dialogue is the way to deal with flesh thank you for this message.

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  3. this is a deep poem dear, this flesh so, no be small thing o, but it must be subdued!… @Brume, why will you say for a lady, you champion the cause for women, there are women around you with similar skills as Ufuoma does now, women are deep as well o! *wink*

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  4. This is amazing!!!!!

    Here comes the revelation of the true battle of the believer. Soooooooo much for the inspiration! More grace dear! Shalom!

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  5. Lovely piece, its a tussle for our faith, buh what I always choose to believe is that in all this we are more than conquerors,b’cos there’s grace made available to us. Inspite of all we will finish well. (Amen)
    Kip da fire burning.

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  6. Thank you Ufuoma for sharing this poem with me, it does speak the Truth, I have recently Posted about the flesh too, I will leave a link for you to save detail here, what you shared is very True, we are it’s slave and this is why we must put our flesh to death, or we will not be perfected in Love, Jesus has set us free so we can be, we choose not to walk in the Flesh and the Spirit empowers us so we can walk in the Spirit ..

    Spots – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/do-we-have-spots/

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed

    Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

    Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. or if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons/daughters of God.

    Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    Christian Love – Anne.

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