Consider a diabetic, while he may love seemingly harmless sweets, they can potentially kill him. Although they may be easily accessible, he realizes that he doesn’t NEED sweets and can do without. He sacrifices eating them (which would satisfy his momentary needs) in order to have a better quality of life in the long run. Mathew 7:14 speaks of the narrow way, saying that it is difficult but in the end leads to life; heaven. This path, the straight and narrow, requires a lot of sacrifices and tough decisions. Turning away from our sinful nature and desires may be difficult now, but will be worth it in the long run…eternity.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. (Galatians 5:24 NLT)