GALATIANS 5:16 “…animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness.”
Past experience should produce great perspective for the positive or negative present with better understanding and patience into the future.
THE MESSAGE BIBLE
16-18 My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are contrary to each other, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?