A desire to reach a goal? A golf swing? To operate a vehicle? To go for a score in sports? To smash a baseball? To move livestock with fear or prodding? To impose or force something to move? There are so many definitions to the word drive.
In our lives we have choices to make everyday about the way we live. Choices that bring out our true selves. Do we react under pressure as a relief valve on a boiler and spew out our steam showing others the strain? Do we treat others with shortness and/or rudely when we are pressured or they just don’t get it? Do we react aggressively when we feel wronged on the road?
We all have pressures and angst in this life, the question is how we deal with them?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” Psalms 119:143 NLT
We should actively force our old man to be submissive to the new man Christ has made us to be. If we make a habit of driving the old man back it will get weaker and weaker over time. However, even the slightest allowance of the old man and he will come roaring back. Let us then be faithful, keeping our thoughts on righteousness and allow the Spirit to work with us in denying our old ways.