This was good for me to read:
“Desire says, “I want it.” Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
Instinct says, “Me first.” Jesus said, “The last will be first, and the first last” (Matthew 20:16).
Intuition says, “I’ll feel better if I get revenge.” Jesus said, “Do good to those who hate you” (Luke 6:27).
Wanting something doesn’t make it good. Achieving something doesn’t make it valuable. And having strong feelings about something doesn’t make it right. As Jude wrote, those who follow their own desires and instincts lead others into conflict and division (1:18-19).
The alternative is to be spiritual, which means doing what does not come naturally. In fact, it requires supernatural strength that only God can give.” —Julie Ackerman Link