Do these words describe your life? You don't understand your actions. You do things you don't want to do. You fail to do the things you wish you did. You find yourself eating more, gaming more, smoking more, using more, looking more, shopping more or working more than you want. You may find yourself doing the very things you hate. You are using substances that are destroying your body, looking at that which is twisting your mind, wasting your time, or gambling away your hard earned money. Yet you aren't doing the things you really want to do. Being healthy, faithful, honest, trustworthy, or there for your family.
Paul's words show us there is nothing new about our problems. Anyone can become entangled, trapped, chained, dependent, en-slaved, addicted, or whatever word you which to use, when they go their own way.