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What is Lust and How to Overcome it

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Overcoming Lust is easy if you look up to Jesus and obey whatever instructions he tells you. Lust (also called sexual desire, sexual interest, or sexual attraction) is the motivational component of human sexuality.

Although people can feel and express a variety of sexual responses within their interpersonal relationships. Lust appears to play an especially important role, in the attraction process and in the early stages of romantic relationships, particularly as people fall in love. Therefore, We presume the experience of lust to be distinct from other sexual responses, including sexual arousal.

Consequences of Lust

  1. Mind Slavery
  2. Evil Character
  3. Future marriage Corruption
  4. Isolation and Emptiness
  5. He rejects the Lord

Mind Slavery

The Christian sex addict calls Jesus ‘Lord’ with his mouth, but then like Peter denies Him and turns to the godess of lust. Sin takes a strong foothold in his heart as he lives trying to have both God’s love and lust’s “comfort”. But, “God is not mocked” and “by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.” Like a crack addict, the sex user is ruled by his compulsions to act out even though he hates what he’s doing.

Evil Character

Instead of being the man of courage and integrity God has made and called him to be, he becomes “Weakheart”, a “man without a chest.” He loses his moral authority and the courage to do what’s right. Instead of being a fighter he becomes a passive weakling who hides from the challenges of life. He makes compromises he would never have dreamed of taking before in financial and other areas.

Future marriage Corruption

Single men buy into the delusion that once they can have “moral sex” their problems with sex addiction will stop. What they don’t understand is their empty heart can’t be filled or healed by another broken person and getting married is not the answer to their problem. He doesn’t realize that what he does now will destroy his marriage later

Isolation and Emptiness

The shame from his sexual acts and the fear of being exposed and rejected are powerful motivators that keep the sex addict trapped in isolation. He closes himself off, not realizing he’s creating a “vacuum of emptiness” inside. This “vacuum of emptiness” is unbearable and so he “fixes it” by acting out sexually. But his acting out only produces more shame and emptiness, and a vicious cycle sets in

He rejects the Lord

Jesus, the One Who loves the sex addict, died for him, and is waiting to help him is grieved as the addict says that “I want porn instead of You God.” Most men don’t take sex addiction seriously because they don’t see how deeply they’re hurting themselves & others and that they’re wasting the precious gift of their life. Overcoming Lust should be deliberate and intentional if you want to live purposeful life.

 

How to Overcome Lust ( Overcoming Lust)

  • Destroy or Do away with any object that birth lust  in your mind
  • Praying with scriptures
  • Learn New skills
  • Be Mindful of your thought
  • Find something else to derive pleasure from( Board Games, Swimming, racing)
  • Seek Jesus earnestly

Scriptures  to Fight Against Lust

Proverbs 5:18-19

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
 A loving doe, a graceful deer, may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.

 

1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect

James 1:14-15

“But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”

Hebrews 2:17-18

“Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”

Romans 14:21

“It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.”

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

1 Cor 6:15-20

“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!…Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.

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