So many people want to know what the difference is between the spirit of man and soul of man. Discerning the truth about the difference between our spirit and our soul can be complicated because the Word of God, as a sword, is the only way to separate the two. I used to listen to my soul, thinking it was my spirit talking. What the Holy Spirit is speaking through your own human spirit may be entirely different than what your soul is speaking.
The soul is not instantly saved like the spirit of man. It takes time to allow the truth that is in the Word to be implemented in the soul. You can speed up this process by humbly accepting the truth. As it begins to change the way you think, you will see your soul becoming more like Jesus.