1 Peter 4 (NASB)
1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
As you have therefore received the Lord, so walk in Him. Go ahead and be transformed by the renewing of your Mind and prove that my will is good, acceptable, and perfect. As My will is done in heaven, let it be done on earth. The life that you live in the flesh is My Life – Live it Well. Your choices are your choices, I simply give nudges and create the results I want from what you give me to work with, remember your choices reflect on both of Us.
PS – the response above is not meant to explain the passage it is simply a personal response reflecting His tugging on my heart and mind through the reading of His Word – may the eyes of your heart and the ears of your mind be ever alert to His Personal Communication to you as He uses His Revelatory Word.