Conforming is an act of the will regarding the choices you make in life, and that is what you do when you bounce the eyes and starve the mind. But transformation goes well beyond your choices because it reforms your will and your mind-set at the core. If you’re never transformed, your addictions are never truly put down. Your impurity can be managed, but you need to kill it.
Remember, the old you is dead. You have given up your right to choose your way, and you have been crucified in Christ. What does being crucified in Christ look like in practice?
It goes beyond the letter of the law, beyond Satan’s voice, and even beyond the delight it is to do the Lord’s will. Something deeper and more profound happens when you are crucified in Christ and you know your rights. Doing His will becomes a nonevent – a no-brainer, as they say. It even goes beyond your choice. I haven’t a right. That truth is so ingrained and your mind so transformed that the right choice is made even before the sexual issue arises. You’re going to walk straight because that is the only right you have.