There are fifteen specific behaviors mentioned in the Bible that have to cease should you decide to follow Christ.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious:
sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-as I told you before-that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
It’s not easy to walk away from the things our human nature loves. Oh, how I wish it were! But then, I wouldn’t be weak. If I weren’t weak, I would not need to rely upon my God. This actually would not be a good thing, since God is on such a higher level than I am, and at the same time wants what is best for me. I have learned that I don’t know what is best for me. How could I? I have a fallen nature that desperately needs saving, and I don’t know everything. A lot of people I meet want to be ‘religious’, but they prefer to straddle the fence between heaven and earth. I even did that for awhile, not fully understanding I had one foot still in the world. God has taught me and guided me every step of the way, that I was still not fully committed to Him. He has shown me that choosing to be lukewarm toward Him is choosing the world. I don’t want this world. I only want my God. I choose Him.
Christians are not perfect, but they are sensitive to the Spirit’s conviction and are quick to return to the Lord in repentance. In fact, they are actually grateful for being corrected and praise God for drawing them back to obedience.