"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other" (Matthew 6:24)
Before you can be filled with the Holy Spirit you must desire to be filled. Are you sure that you want to be possessed by a spirit other than your own? even though that Spirit be the pure Spirit of God? even though He be the very gentle essence of the gentle Jesus? even though He be sane and pure and free? even though He be wisdom personified, wisdom Himself, even though He have a healing, precious ointment to distill: even though He be loving as the heart of God?
That Spirit, if He ever possesses you, will be the Lord of your Life!
I ask you, Do you want Him to be Lord of your lie? That you want His benefits, I know. I take that for granted. But do you want to be possessed by Him? Do you want to hand the keys of your soul over to the Holy Spirit? Are you willing to give the office of your business establishment, your soul, over to the Lord? Are you sure you want this?
One thing is plain: Christians cannot be worldlings. They cannot be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
~A. W. Tozer~