Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God..and offer every part of yourself to him as in instrument of righteousness. –Romans 6:13
God created each of us with a spirit, a soul, and a body. As believers, we need to understand that the soul contains our mind, will, and emotions. Since it is full of “self” and does not want to submit to the Holy Spirit, it must be purified.
Becuase we have a free will , our own minds tell us what we think, but our thoughts are not necessarily God’s thoughts.
Our will dictate what we want, even if it conflicts with what He wants for us.
Our emotions determine our feelings, but in Christ, our hearts should only be subject to God and His word.
God want us to replace our thoughts, desires, and feelings with His. We cannot live in victory over sin until we do.
Start by telling God you want Him to have His way in your soul. In Romans 6, Paul urges us to “offer” ourselves to Him. Make a choice today not to use your soul for yourself, but to instead offer all of your “self” to God.
As the soul is purified, it is trained to carry God’s thoughts, desires, and feelings, and then you will become a powerful outlet for His glory.
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”