Where is the old man? We all know about the old man and the new man the Bible is talking about. Read 2 Cor. 5:17) As you are born again and God is looking at you, He never sees the old man. God sees Jesus when He looked at you. God is not talking to Jesus, rolling His eyes and worrying about the old man. The old man is dead, gone!! He is dead! God is talking about you as a new creation, something spectacular. To always focus on how sinful or awful you are denies the fullness of what Jesus did in the cross for you.
You are not wrestling against your flesh. You have an old nature, and that old nature God did not fix, He killed it. God did not repair you, He killed you! Romans 5 to 8 is unpacking how dead you actually are!
When you are wrestling against your “flesh or thoughts” you are not wrestling against yourself. Why? You are wrestling against SOMEONE who wants to make you think that you are wrestling against yourself! If the deceiver can make you BELIEVE that you are fighting against yourself than he knows that you have no antidote to that.
Remember, the thing you are wrestling with has no authority over you unless you give it to him. The battlefield is in your mind.
Enjoy your day.