The key to holistic
If the body (or flesh) is stronger than the spirit, we are dictated by the cravings or desires of our fleshly or carnal inclinations. What the flesh wants, it gets. The soul just obeys the flesh. You begin to have a mindset that supports whatever the body wants and often compromises what it knows to be truth. The spirit, being outnumbered (two against one), easily succumbs and goes with the flow. Thus, the flesh leads, the soul obeys, and the spirit is merely carried along.
For instance, if our body doesn’t feel like working out, the mind will just agree, even if it knows the need for exercise. The spirit will just be pulled along by the flesh and soul. Often, in this case, it is dead. If the body craves for fatty food–and the spirit is weak (or dead) to oppose it–the mind will just obey the flesh and think of ways how to feed the craving, though it knows the disadvantages of fats.
A high jumper may not be able to jump more than 6 feet high biologically. But his mind goes to work, powerfully thinking that he could do it. This positive thinking is fed by his spirit which has been trained to defy the impossible. Because his spirit is thus filled, his mind sees the success even before it is achieved. The body merely obeys accordingly. And so the high jump sets a new record.
In the same breath, a strong spirit can also command and control emotions, attitudes for social relationships, and the ability, discipline, and patience to grow finances–or manage well even with the lack of it. God has given each of us these potentials. And because God is spirit, he alone can empower our spirits to command and control, not only for holistic
Source by Juancho Gaerlan