It's hard to separate yourself from your flesh and set your mind on spiritual things. I struggle with this, as most people do, but how do we combat it?
We are beginning to reassemble our house, so I've started looking for finishes like tile, flooring, and fixtures so we aren't waiting until the last minute to decide. Richard and I are on the same page most of the time, but I tend to like things reflective and sparkly, but he thinks they are too much. He is probably right, but I've always loved it, and my taste has stayed the same over the years. I had to start somewhere to help narrow the choices to get it right. I guess I will have to wait for heaven to enjoy the extraordinarily sparkly. We have a more significant challenge living in a world where the enemy pushes hard against us. Enjoying the world is okay, but it should not be our priority.
If you run into a challenge of the flesh, stop and pray. Praying helps you reset your thoughts to the spiritual and focus on God.
for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 1 Corinthians 3:3