Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1, KJV)
As believers of Jesus, we must make sure that we are living everyday in The Lord. When sometimes it seems like we are not getting any where in The Lord is because we are not considering enough of what God would have us to do. Praying, reading the Word, and mediation play major parts in our walk with Him. If these things are not done in our lives, then the only thing that is left is our flesh or carniality that would get us in trouble or hinder us. Therefore, we should deny ourselves of those things that are contrary to our walk with The Lord. This is why we are not seeing some real manifestions of the Holy Spririt in our lives because of the carnality that sits in the way of recieving and hearing from God. Therefore, remember The Lord and stay focus on Him and do His will.