I had a conversation with a friend yesterday. And the conversation turned to “how do you (me) handle lust?”
I’m really candid with this. I’m not “supersaved”. Nowhere close to perfect. I get more wrong than I get right. But being that I have no interest in dealing with all of the other things that come along with marriage…I choose to stay single. With that being said, I had to be honest about what I can safely and not safely do. Too often the “how” is NEVER discussed from the pulpit. All we hear is “no”. But never “how”.
Here’s my how. Maybe different for you. But maybe these will help those who are lifelong bachelor’s as well.
*FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT RULE*
NEVER EVER BE ALONE WITH ANY FEMALE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.
WHETHER SHE IS UNATTRACTIVE OR NOT. NOT EVEN THE MOST UNATTRACTIVE FEMALE….DO NOT ALLOW IT. NEVER ALLOW WOMEN IN YOUR HOME….EVER. WITH A GROUP OR OTHERWISE.
BEFORE IT BREAKS YOU,BREAK IT.
The WORST thing that can HAPPEN to a man, is for him to become a CAPTIVE to his animalistic PASSIONS.
It makes him lesser than a MAN, For then he ACTS like a BEAST..Ever seen a LION hunt prey when HUNGRY, Ever seen a COCK hunt a HEN when in Heat.
.i beat my body and bring it into SUBJECTION, lest by any means after I have PREACHED to others, I should be a CASTAWAY..1 cor 9;27.
That is the DANGER of yielding to unholy passions, there is hope for you, dont let the tide sweep you away. Resist the tide. Violently. You need to be ANGRY at that SIN and you need to be HUNGRY to get out of its grip.
PORNOGRAPHY, FORNICATION, DRUGS any ADDICTIONS.
They are Satanic Invention to take you out of your place with and in God.
1. BE ANGRY and HUNGRY to get out, you don’t want to go to hell..” be ANGRY and SIN not..Eph 4;26″ and again ” blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness..they shall be filled. Mt 5;6
2. CRY OUT sincerely to GOD for help. Jesus offered strong prayers with strong crying and tears unto him that was ABLE TO SAVE HIM from death, and was heard because of his reverent fear. Heb 5;7
3. Daily FILL and FEED yourself GOD’S word and work at replacing DIRTY thoughts with his holy thoughts and words.. wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way, by taking heed thereto according to the word.
4. SPEAK GOD’S WORDS consistently, sin can rule me, I rule over you, i take every thought captive to obey Christ, i refuse to be subject to..name it..words of faith are your weapons of offence against these controlling spirits. You must be good at this SPEAKING God’s word over you. This unleashes the SPIRIT of God into your environment to choke the demon spirits that seek to bring you down. The word of God is powerful, its living, its spirit and life, its sharper than a two edged sword, its your weapon of offence.
5 WATCH and PRAY..This is spiritual smartness, keep away from the people, environment and things that create the problem and passions for you. Praying wont help much if you will not WATCH what you watch, who you hang with and where you go to..
6′ MAKE no PROVISION for the flesh.your FAITH is seen in your actions, PART with the sin partner, destroy the SEX toys, yes DESTROY the films, get off of the INTERNET if you need to..This is proof you want out. God will meet you with his help..the word says..”make no provision for the flesh, that you should obey it in the lust therefore…
7. BE CONSISTENT in your RESISTANCE..consistency is key to effectiveness, stay at it. It may mot all end in a day. But truth is you CAN, you SHOULD and you MUST conquer it before it destroys you.
I pray and cover you with the break free and stay free ability of God now, be set free in Jesus name.
I have failed miserably so often in my life with celibacy because I refused to own my own limitations. When you own that you can’t handle being alone with any women, then and only then can you begin to living the life of integrity that you can be proud of.