You are a spirit being housed in an earth suit designed for the planet, with a soul that has also been trained by earth. The Soul has a mind, will and emotions. All the information you have been taught through education, through your family and through your life experiences resides in your soul and it has become automatic to your life on the planet. Through your will, you have directed your own steps, learned to provide for yourself and make your own decisions. When you surrendered your life to Christ, your soul submitted to the Truth of God’s word and stepped out of the driver’s seat of your life. Christ entered your life and became the Driver. He is now in charge. He is reigning in and through you and you are being conformed to His image, with or without permission from your soul or body.
Your soul resists this process. It wants to reign still, but now it has to submit to who you really are in Christ. You are commanded to not let it reign. This is the struggle you feel. Within your soul, you have conscious and subconscious parts of your mind. The subconscious must now be renewed by the Word of God. You have only one source of truth now, one reliable system for the Christian life. All else will not be filtered through the Word of God.