LORD, I'm scared! I feel something ugly and destructive arising. The combativeness of my imposter-flesh is rearing it's ugly head...seeking to burst forth! It scares me that in a moment of weakness, I may open the door to that ugly monster, disguised as "rights" and promising "satisfaction." If I choose to open to it, forgetting that I died to that nasty, already dead thing, it will flood out to destroy everybody and everything in its wake.
You and I have been friends long enough for me to know that whatever I open up (yield) to controls me. That dead thing, behind that padlocked door is awaiting final destruction. Why would I yield to it and unlock the door? Your door is always open...in fact YOU are the DOOR!
I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. Revelation 3:8 ESV
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9 ESV
I yield to YOU, O precious Savior. Carry me along in YOUR loving way. May your indwelling, empowering LIFE have control...bringing harmony, peace, joy, love...responses rather than reactions. By Your mercy and grace...that YOU might be satisfied and honored...unto YOUR purpose and pleasure today and always. Amen.
For more on the ins and outs of the flesh in the Christian life see: UNION-with-CHRIST-a-summary