We are told in these verses that we no longer need to control everything because when we do that we really are not in control - our sinful nature is in control. When we accept the Holy Spirit's control over our lives, we will find life and empowerment to do what God wants for us. When we are living by our sinful nature, we may think we are in control, but we are really just doing what sin wants us to do. When we are living by the Spirit, we know we are not in control but the Spirit is in control and that is when we can also realize the incredible power that is living in us! It really is an amazing thing - trying to control our lives leads to powerlessness and death. Allowing the Spirit to control our lives leads to life and we experience power that is beyond our ability to comprehend.
What controls you?