The Bible tells us that the heart of man is evil. So how can we do what is right? How can we keep ourselves from doing what is bad? Romans 12:21 gives us the answer. It tells us, “Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.” It says to “conquer evil” how? By doing what is good. In other words, it is not enough to stop doing what is wrong. In order to be successful in conquering our ungodly habits and tendencies, we must replace the wrong doing with right doing. For example, if you are a thief, instead of taking, start giving. If you are tempted to gossip, say something good instead. If you struggle with immorality, put on morality. If you are unloving, start doing small acts of love.
You might say, “But I don’t feel like doing the right thing!” You can still choose to do it regardless of how you feel. Take control of your life by taking control of your feelings. As a born again child of God, you can make these kind of changes in your life with a decision and the help of your heavenly Father. Scripture says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength I need.” God gives us strength to conquer evil by giving us strength to do what is good.
To God be the glory!