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« on: March 22, 2006, 03:31:57 AM »

I'm a born again christian and I confessed every sin I comitted and that includes lust. Now I was feeling free and after a few months this lusty feeling is coming back. I tried to do everything to fight it but I kept giving in.

This lust feeling wants me to fantasize about this girl that I like which I could'nt because I don't want to commit adultery with her in my heart because I really love this girl and I want to be loyal and pure with her even if we're not really that close to each other so I end up looking into porn..

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 03:49:56 AM »

I'm a born again christian and I confessed every sin I comitted and that includes lust. Now I was feeling free and after a few months this lusty feeling is coming back. I tried to do everything to fight it but I kept giving in.

This lust feeling wants me to fantasize about this girl that I like which I could'nt because I don't want to commit adultery with her in my heart because I really love this girl and I want to be loyal and pure with her even if we're not really that close to each other so I end up looking into porn..

Need help here...


Porn is just as bad as lust the porn will give you those lustful feelings. Grab the Bible, read Job. If you look at the trials of Job, you can see what he overcame. Those rewarrds can be yours as well, but you must over come those feelings.

Here are some thoughts that might be helpful:
1. Recognize that lustful thoughts are common. Don't give in to them, but don't feel condemned because of them.
2. Pray to see sin as God does ... as something awful, not something tempting.
3. Pray to truly love people ... not to see them as sex objects.
4. Choose wholesome entertainments (movies, videos, websites, etc.).
5. Resisting temptation is a life-long battle, but as you grow in the Lord He transforms (changes) you!!!

Don't ever underestimate the power of internet porn. If you are messing around with it there is a very big chance, that it is going to have a major affect on your life. Be aware that one of the greatest ways satan is undermining the church today is through making people ineffectual by trapping them in things like habitual lust. If you find yourself turning to pornography, don't be fooled that you can stop at any time.

You cannot break bad habits simply by not doing them. You have to replace them with something. Basically, break bad habits with good habits. Conquer evil with good. When you feel lust creeping you can do several things. 1. Close your eyes and just pray. It almost doesn't even matter what you pray..just pray. Offer a praise, cry for help, speak a word of scripture. 2. Pick up your Bible when you feel the "need" coming. It works. I promise. 3.  Pick a piece of scripture or maybe a hymn or just think about Jesus and meditate on it. Remember, replace bad habits with Godly habits. Soon the everlasting joy from the Godly habits will make you cringe at the thought of the momentary pleasure the bad habits bring.

Here is a good starting point for you, to memorize.

2 Timothy 2:22 (AMP) Shun youthful lusts and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness (all that is virtuous and good, right living, conformity to the will of God in thought, word, and deed); [and aim at and pursue] faith, love, [and] peace (harmony and concord with others) in fellowship with all [Christians], who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 09:56:02 PM »

Get off the porn Brother or it will enslave you!!!

Lust is when you try to think of ways to get a woman in bed.  I don't think God is going to smack you upside the head if you look at this girl and think to yourself "I sure like to have sex with her".  All guys do that from time-to-time and it a fleeting thought.  We dont entertain it or try to act upon it - THAT would be lust.  Don't be so hard on yourself.  If you date this girl be sure you control your urges.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 01:33:48 PM »

Get hooked to this CU forums instead!  I am Cool
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 01:45:12 PM »

Get hooked to this CU forums instead!  I am Cool

And that's a good thing.   Wink Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 02:42:43 PM »

Get hooked to this CU forums instead!  I am Cool
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