You may have heard the term "dying to self." It means that, as Christians, we put Jesus ahead of our own ego, wants, pride; everything that is "self." There are so many ways to describe this Christian phenomenon. People have used the phrase "What would Jesus do?" to describe it. When faced with any decision or situation in life, we do what He wants and not what we want.
How do we know what He wants? We read his Words. We study them. We memorize them. They become our arsenal. When faced with a choice- my way or His way- we can make the decision, based upon what we know about Him. And we listen to Him- that quiet, gentle urging of his Holy Spirit. It can be difficult to hear because our own self-talk, as well as the prodding of evil forces, interrupts Him. But if we stop and listen, he will speak to us.
Today, as tempting as it may be to do what you want, don't. Do what He wants.