5 INSPIRING TIPS ON HOW TO OVERCOME SEXUAL TEMPTATION (PART ONE)

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There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13).


There is no temptation that we cannot overcome, no matter the moral decadence in our society we have all it takes to overcome sin.

When some persons are caught in the act of fornication or adultery you hear them say "it's the hand work of the devil". It is your responsibility to resist the devil and flee from sin.

Mark W. Merrill in his article on 10 practical ways to battle sexual temptations said that; " when someone confesses or is caught in an affair one of the first things they say is something to this affect, “I didn’t mean it.” Or “She/he meant nothing to me.” In other words they end up in a place they never wanted to be. Most people don’t set out to cheat on their spouse. It all starts small. It begins with a thought that goes uncontested, perhaps even nurtured into a fantasy. Those thoughts grow into an attitude and then the attitude grows into a disposition. That disposition erodes boundaries and clouds our sense of right and wrong".


Don't create a vacuum for the devil in your heart, he goes about as roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.


In today's post we will be looking at five ways to overcome sexual temptation:



  1. Have your conviction on sexual purity:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  2.                                                                                                                                                        If you are not convinced that as a believer you are to live in sexual purity whether married or single, virgin or no longer a virgin; you are called to live a life of sexual purity.                                                                                                                                                                         Sexual purity is abstaining from sexual immorality (not defiling the bed, Heb 13:4).  You are to live a life of sexual purity not just because of your future spouse or your husband or wifebut for the lord because your body is His temple — you are the lord's (1 Corinthians 6:18-20).                                             
  3.  Be in the right place at the right time:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle...(2 Samuel 11:1).

 King David ought to be fighting the lord's battle, but there he was in his palace and behold he said to himself let me just take a walk for sightseeing around my palace, lo and behold he saw a very beautiful woman (Mrs Bathsheba Uriah) taking her evening bath.

Read also: 5 UNCOMMON TRUTHS ABOUT SEX

Please note that:

  • You cannot desire to live in sexual purity and you are always in a secluded environment with a member of the opposite sex.
  •  You can't live in sexual purity when you entertain pornography in your life.
  • You can't live in sexual purity when you visit clubs that stirs you up to sin.
  • You can't live in sexual purity when you always visit a guy in his home alone.


To live in sexual purity, you have to be a person who is fulfilling destiny, plan your time and know what you want to do and what you ought to do each time or else you will entertain distractions which will lead to temptation.
                        
 If king David was on the battle field he wouldn't have had time for Bathsheba. Your own battle field, maybe your office, attending lecture, business meeting, church fellowship...

Your battle field is where you ought to be, fulfilling the purpose of God for your life.

Read also: 3 REASONS YOU THINK TRUE LOVE DOESN'T EXIST.

 To be continued in the next post. Thanks for Reading.

If you have not given your life to Christ; only Him can empower you to overcome sexual temptation, you can please say this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name. Amen.

If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.

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YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED AND HIGHLY BLESSED.



IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.


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