But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it; for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Jesus is very clear that he gives a life full of momentum. But we often spend our lives trying to get things going. Maybe we have been killing the momentum instead of riding it.
1. Ignoring, rebelling, fighting against the Holy Spirit
"The Spirit gives life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10
2. Lost and unsure of the way.
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Romans 8:14
3. Distracted by stuff
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh" Romans 8:12
4. Unconfessed Sin/ Shame
“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die” Romans 8:13