Saturday, 14 January 2017

How To Overcome Lust In Life.

"A battle you don't know how to fight will definitely defeat you" - Mayowa Adeniyi 
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One of the battles you must overcome as singles in life is the battle against lust. It is the major cause of all sexual sins. If you don't overcome it now, you'll struggle with it when you get married. 
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Lust is a perversion of the mind geared towards committing immoralities with the object it focus on. A man under the influence of lust will desire sexual intimacy with a fully dressed lady when he sees her. It is the major reason why a lady would desire sex before marriage or make herself a sex object through her nude dressing. 
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Lust is an enemy of sexual purity, it pollutes the mind, infect the eyes and taints the imagination. 
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Lust is a silent destroyer, it destroys relationship, friendship and whoever comes your way. People lust for different things, some for power, wealth, fame or sex; whichever way, lust gives you a bad motive for what it focuses on. And when the motive isn't right, the real purpose is neglected and abuse will definitely become inevitable. 
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How can you overcome lust? There are no two-way to victory over lust other than...
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1. Accept Jesus into your life 
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Jesus is the only way to a victorious life over lust. The life you live outside Christ is a life prone to destruction but when you accept Christ into your life, He transforms you inside out, saves you from perishing and grants you eternal life. 
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You can't overcome lust through any worldly wisdom or means because the world itself is corrupt and the unregenerated mind too. You need the power from above to overcome and this can only be found in Christ. 
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2. Destroy its root
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You can be born again and yet you're yet to destroy the root of lust. Lust is rooted in the flesh and the best way to destroy the flesh is to crucify it on the Cross of Calvary. 
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Nipping its bud won't help you unless you uproot it completely. David was a man after God's heart but lust made him lie with Bathsheba's wife. 
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Your flesh is the root of lust. It conceive it through what it sees and through the external things of life. Destroy it before it destroys you. 
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3. Ask for a new heart 
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After David sinned against God, He cried out for a new heart. When God gives you a new heart, it'll be very easy to overcome lust. 
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A new heart produce good thoughts. A new heart isn't polluted or defiled. But you can only acquire it through prayer. 
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If you don't want lust to destroy your life and eternity, cry out to God for a new heart (Ps. 51:10). 
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4. Guard your heart 
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Your heart is the engine of your soul and body. It controls what you see, what you hear and what you think of. An unguarded heart will look a woman twice or xray her completely, it'll think of immoralities often and it'll wander away from purity. 
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What you see and hear goes straight into your heart. Be bold enough to turn of the TV, movie or computer when what you're seeing will pollute your thoughts. Be sensitive to opt out of a conversation that tends to youthful lust. And why should you be reading about sex when you're not married? It'll do more harm than good. 
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5. Renew your mind daily 
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All you see or hear everyday is capable of polluting your mind. The movie, music, Internet and the streets promoter of immoralities (indecent dresses). 
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The best way to renew your mind and the best thing to use is the word of God. Feed it day and night with God's word. A heart where the word stays doesn't have the capacity to hold lustful thoughts. 
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Meditate upon it and give yourself wholly to them. Don't be conformed to worldly practices but allow God's word transform you from within to without. 
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Lust is the reason why a married man will sleep with his house maid when his wife lives under his roof; it is the reason why a married woman will indulge in extramarital affairs with someone less or better than her husband and singles will pursue premarital sex and immoralities. 
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© Mayowa Adeniyi 2016

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