The great conflict of our obedience to Christ, dwells in the "will" of self or "free-will" against the Will of God working in us through His Spirit. Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. This scripture was a bit confusing to me, until I began to understand the Cross of the Lord? Its is the Cross that demands that we die to the will of self, and it is the Cross that supplies the knowledge of Gods Will. Now it is through the process of patience, that we are brought into conflict with our own will and desires and that which Gods has planned for us. Our temporal "will" must be brought into subjection to Gods eternal will. God in His wisdom may very well place a desire in us for some good thing, but He may put the desired thing at a distance in temporal time, from us? It is in this time of patience and waiting that He is purging from us the things of our own will, the things in us and in our own desires that would work to pollute or corrupt that good thing He has planned for us. In patience, a daily dying to the self-will is being fulfilled in us. The idea and truth of walking in Gods good, acceptable and perfect will is a dying to ones own will. The process of perfection unto Gods Will is in the rejection of the confidence we might have in ourselves. We must approach God as children, in admitted weakness and as fools and learn to put our confidence in Him and His grace alone.