The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
How you view things in this life determines whether you will walk in death or life. Death refers to that which came as a result of sin, and leads one to be separated from life, which refers to the God-kind of life. If we continue to live our lives with our minds governed by the way our flesh sees things and not God, we will not experience the God-kind of life He has for us here. Stop seeing things in this life from the world's viewpoint, instead see what God sees. Man sees sickness, God sees healing. Man sees defeat, God sees victory. Man sees hopelessness, God sees hope fulfilled because He sees all things through what Christ has done for you. Our minds are governed by what we choose to focus our attention on. You can choose to give your attention to seeing life through the flesh (man’s viewpoint); or you can choose to see things through the spirit (God’s viewpoint). The one you choose will determine if you walk in death or life and peace.