How To Overcome The Sin Of Lust

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How To Overcome The Sin Of Lust

Post  Guest on Sun 02 Dec 2007, 12:03 pm

How To Overcome The Sin Of Lust
This letter tells of my experiences with God and what he told me when I called out to Him to free me from the sin of lust.
It was when I was first saved that I called out to God because I knew
that I was not right with Him, I was married to the most wonderful
woman in the whole world and I did not want to sin against her or God,
but I was not yet free from the demonic stronghold and I knew that I
could not overcome it on my own.
Although I knew very little about the Bible I knew that God was my only
source of Strength in this struggle. I decided to start repenting every
time I saw a woman that I lusted over. Now you have to understand, I
worked at a grocery store.
As you might imagine, there are a lot of very good looking women that
come in and go out throughout the day. So when I saw a woman I would
repent, over and over I did this day after day. Something like twenty
five times a day or more I would repent. I was physically drained. I
got so tired of repenting, after about two weeks of this I was about to
give up when God told me. It is only those who ask for forgiveness that
are forgiven. And I said- but I am so tired of Repenting, and God said
- as long as you are willing to ask for forgiveness, I am willing to
forgive. So I said, -Then I will ask until I am dead or until you
deliver me. The next day I was delivered. It was so weird to look at a
beautiful woman and not feel the spirit of lust. I would look at a
woman and feel calmness, a feeling of peace. I know I was delivered.
Now in hindsight let’s look at what it took to overcome this stronghold
of Satan. Intense and unrelenting prayer and repentance, a spirit of
not giving up on God to deliver me. A total dependence on God is what
is needed to overcome anything that the devil throws at us. God likes
it when we call upon Him for even the little things. Don’t think that
God is too busy to be bothered, He is not like us, He is God and is
well able of take care of all your needs in everyway. Matthew 5:28-You
have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery. But I say
to you that everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already
committed adultery with her in his heart. You might ask, then if God
is that strict about lust and looking at women, then How do I overcome
this monster of a sin. The truth is that you can’t, it is impossible
for you, But remember, you must call upon nothing else but God’s power
to overcome this, because with God all things are Possible. Lust is one
of the biggest and most powerful tools Satan uses to destroy the
church. O yes, some Christians do have the sin of lust, and some never
completely overcome it because they are not willing to let go of this
sin in that area of their lives, If they truly wanted to be free from
lust, God is more than capable of delivering them. Now don’t get me
wrong, It is not a sin to look at a woman, if it were a sin, you would
have to go through life looking at the ground all the time. No, it
becomes sin when you look with the thought- O man, she looks really
good, I wish I could go to bed with her. That would be sin. But if you
look and your thought is- Yes she is very beautiful, God is the
masterful creator of all things but I don’t have any lust in my heart
towards that woman or any other because I only love my wife. And yes I
still see women every day, it is unavoidable, but by the will of God I
walk free from this powerful stronghold of Satan because when the Son
sets you free you are free indeed.
Lee Martone

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Re: How To Overcome The Sin Of Lust

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sun 02 Dec 2007, 12:37 pm

Dear Lee:

God is kind to both of you that He blessed you with a God fearing wife and to her He gave a God fearing husband. This is an excellent topic and it is quite easy to overcome any sin with the help of Heavenly Father through our LORD and Savior.

Paul said that we are in a race and we must train. (1 Cor 9:24-27) As you gave personal example, so I think, I will use my personal example too. Lust is a part of harmonal change and we are all prone to it. However, the more we lust the more we are prone to committing adultery.

Then after desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death (James 1:15)

I always prayed to God to give me power and authority over sin and God gave me. My desire to lust kept on reducing and God is so kind that He never brought sexually corrupt people in my life as friends. Although, there are millions of occassions that I could have fallen down.

The key to overcome sin is to pray to God for power and authority over sin. We need God's help every second of our lives, this is what, that makes us His creation and this what that makes Him as Almighty God. The minute we think that we can do it our own, we basically reject God as Supereme authoirty.

God bless you forposting this article here.

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)


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