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LUST

The topic of lust and sexual immorality has been on my mind lately, mainly because it is everywhere in society. Sexual sin is one of the worsts because God says it’s a sin against your own body.  But how in such a saturated world can possibly avoid it all?  In James 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.  Then the ever so popular Matthew 5:28″ But I say unto you, Thatwhosoever looketh on a woman to lust after herhath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”  God covers sexual immorality a lot throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament.  Specifically in Matthew 5 it points out that it is not just the physical act that is a sin but the fantasy your mind can create.  I don’t think that when a thought pops into your head it’s a sin it’s when you allow it to dwell there that it becomes one.  You don’t here a lot of discussions about women and lust.  Everyone talks about men and how they have to avoid looking at certain, but it’s a problem with women too.    I have a problem with this I’m not proud to admit that it has been one of my biggest struggles.  I’ve  had sex before because I was trying to find love and companionship before I really knew God.  Now I’ve decided to not have sex or kiss again till my wedding night because I think that’s what God wants from me.  I have sinned this way and I think the best way to avoid doing this again is to refrain from any physical contact with men.  But it is still a problem when I see it on tv or pictures on the internet.  I have really cut down on what I watch on tv, unfortunately if you’re looking for wholesome tv you’re limited to a few shows.  On the internet I try to stick to a few different websites where I know I won’t have to worry about anything.  Unfortunately I find that because I have viewed these things and committed that act that I don’t necessarily need prompting for it to pop into my head.  I know I’ve been forgiven for my past sins and am trying really hard to avoid viewing anything questionable, but how do I stop those pictures from popping into my head.  I pray that God gives me the strength to work past this because I know that I cannot do this on my own.  I really think that the impact of provocative images is down played in society.  Everyone acts like it’s no big deal and that we have all just adapted so it doesn’t even stick out anymore, which is true, but then why are there so many people addicted to porn, or cheating on their spouses.  The fact that even kids shows are so provocative now should show people how far our society has gone, and that even if you’re not Christian it can have a negative impact on you.

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