The Christian is limited, let’s agree on this but limited to CHRIST, let;s also agree on this, as well. For the Christian, CHRIST is the only limitation and this limitation has a range which revolves from “virgin-birth” to “life stronger than death” and “life after death”.
James, your words are not meagre. Their implications come with heavy deductions and this is why I fret reading them at times because the moment we know a thing, we are guilty if we don't act to stop said thing from prevailing against GOD-in-us and GOD-with us.
Heck! Who would want a saviour who has no idea of what you should be saved from; who can take away the hurt, by helping, unless they know what the hurt is? The Man – JESUS knows!
In the faulty Understanding stage, there is always a lack of context or worse, the absence of (appropriate) content. In this stage, often times, the Christian doesn't necessarily have an answer of faith for a query of doubt. In some cases, this is so because said-Christian is secretly in doubt and innately in denial of the faith as well.
I must warn you, no one is exempted from this. The fact that you are aiming to be just Christ-like (Christian in practice and confession) doesn't mean you have not attempted the murder of GOD or partaken in a GOD-slaughter once or twice a day (at best).
In this battle, there is a strife for the knowledge of the world versus the knowledge of GOD.
Here’s the gist. If your desire doesn't lead you to GOD, purity and the essence of the truth, then you need to pull the plug and have a surgical session on the desire. Cut it open and fix this and that before using. All desires can be re-routed to do good.