There is an unseen war going on and it is happening everyday. Sometimes we are innately aware of it, feeling the effects and anticipating the attacks. However, most of the time we are unaware of it happening at all. We call it good days and bad days, intense moments, coincidences or even simply ordinary.
While those two sides of ourselves are at odds, our good intentions are blocked by anxiety, anger and sin. It is when we give ourselves faithfully over to Christ and obey His leading that we conquer our sinful desires and walk in the way of the Lord.
It takes constant renewal and an ever present choice to obey God, but when we are faithful to the Spirit, there is nothing that we can't do through God who strengthens us.