It is a perpetual challenge in kingdom life where the flesh wants to know the rules and the spirit desires an engaging heart. Law kills. The Spirit gives life.
Several have begun their second start in life--renewal or rebirth you might call it--only to gain a bit of information and momentum and then slip back into the rules mode. Enthusiasm stalls. The critical mind regains power.
We must be alert to the trap of the flesh which plans to take our Spirit life hostage. Don't fall for the being in control mode. Rather, let the Spirit bear his fruit of self-control which helps us resist being in control of people and circumstances.
God runs the show. The flesh hasn't gotten the message.