How Can I Overcome Porn, Masturbation, Lustful Thoughts?

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What can a Christian do to overcome porn, masturbation, lustful thoughts?

Google has 80 trillion visitors a month. YouTube takes the second spot with nearly 30 and Facebook with 24 trillion monthly visitors. This totals to about 134 trillion lured to temptations and sin.

1. Die daily and live for Christ

Can you ask a person buried in a cemetery to respond to a question? Of course not! Just like dead people, we’re supposed to be “dead in our transgression” but alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:5). Temptations will always chase us—Runaway from it, like what Joseph did.

Each time sin calls, ignore it like a “dead person”

It begins by changing your mind about sin (daily repentance). Stop feeding your sinful desires by physically removing triggers like a laptop or mobile phone in your bedroom.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Stop feeding your sinful desires.

2. Look at the cross of Christ!

Our sins have been crucified with Christ, but our enemy is within—our sinful nature remains. In fact, there’s nothing good in us except Jesus.

Therefore true transformation begins by knowing Jesus. He is the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2)

When we immerse ourselves with God’s words every day, temptations lose their power because the WORD of God gives us victory over ANY sin.

Romans 10:17
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

When we immerse ourselves with God’s words every day, temptations lose their power.

3. Ask God to have the “mind of Christ”

Our sinful nature will always choose worldliness because of our flesh (Romans 7:18). Until Christ transforms us into a glorified body, our sinful desires remain, though we are saved.

Our “sinful nature” is overtaken when we have the “mind of Christ.” Sin loses its luster, and the devil flees! (James 4:7). Dwell in the goodness of the Lord.

If our faith is genuine, there is “daily repentance” (Metanoia). The word “repent” is more than saying sorry, doing penance, or not sinning. It is a radical change of mind that transforms our behavior.

dwell in the goodness of the Lord.

Remember, our enemy Satan wants us broken so he can accuse us before God. Sin can disable if you do not know who you are in Christ. Stand up and carry your cross daily!

RECOMMENDED READ:
Why can’t I stop sinning?
How Ray Walter won his battle with porn.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The material I have read is extremely helpful. It has made me realise that our repentance or change of mind and heart to Christian living is a daily battle. (If anyone wishes to be My disciple, let him take up his cross daily and follow Me). Jesus said that if we appeal to Him at the hour of divine mercy at 3 pm any day He will answer whatever we ask of Him. We only have to say something like: “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me”. Then say something like: “Merciful Jesus, help me to abandon the sins that are keeping me from loving You by keeping Your commandments”… especially my sins of…

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