Are you spiritually alive and dead to sin?
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3 KJV)
Naturally men are born dead in spirit to God and physically alive unto sin, but when man is born again or quickened spiritually alive unto God, man is spiritually alive unto the very nature of God and dead unto the power of sin and his own self-interest, living for the will of God.
This new life hid in Christ operates under the supernatural power of God as the Holy Spirit dwells in man’s softened heart serving to guide and direct man’s life from within his heart. The Holy Spirit pokes and prods man’s enlightened conscious with the purpose of leading him according to God’s will but man ultimately makes his own choices through exercising his freewill. God does not hold man captive to His will but desires the spiritual man will desire God’s will for his life.