Desires of the flesh As believers in God, we are constantly battling our flesh and its desires. Each and every day, we must conquer ourselves, and remember that it is a continual fight between the flesh and our spirit. What we know is wrong we do, and what we know is right, we do not do. However, such battles only further our strength and make us stronger. We must remember to rebuke and stay away from all evil, and we must hold onto the good, and onto God, and pray each day in thanks for life, and for assistance in a world that tempts us to fall and to fail at every corner.