Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How do you fight lust?

"Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." -- Jesus (Matthew 5:27-28)

I frequently find myself in conversations with other young men about how to fight lust. It is a serious battle, and one we cannot afford to lose.

What helps you the most in fighting this battle? I'm hoping to eventually compile a condensed list of your most important tips, combine it with some things that God has shown me, and post it here on my blog. For now, feel free to share your answers to this question either via emailing me privately or by posting a public comment to this blog entry.


  1. "Our father Who art in heaven,..."
    Call on the Father immediately!
    "Hallowed be thy Name"
    and everything that was made by him!
    "Thy kingdom Come"
    Lust does not exist in his kingdom
    "thy will be done"
    Is that sister saved?
    "on earth as it is in heaven"
    There are many beautiful sisters
    "Give us this day our daily bread"
    the bread of life reading is excellent
    "And forgive us our tresspasses"
    to think about women/men like that is a trespass against their soul, apologize to them for thinking that way?
    "As we forgive those who trespass against us"
    Forgive the women who dress like Hos and treat them like a sick sister who needs Jesus
    "And lead us not into temptation
    but deliver us from evil. for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen"

    Pray out loud in front of the individual you lust and see what happens!

  2. There is a great book I recommend that digs pretty deeply regarding lust "Every Mans Battle".

    First thing we as men have to do is get some ammo ready. The ammo I'm talking about is scripture we can quote when the temptations come. One that has helped me greatly in this area is Romans 6:12Do not let sin control the way you live, don’t give into its lustful desires.

    Another great thing that works is called bouncing eyes. If you see something that might cause you to lust, don’t look at it very long. Bounce your eyes to something else.

    My pastor the other day preached on Lust. He said at the end of sermon that we were not going to have an altar call like normal; one reason was the associate pastors did not want to come down front (joking). Lust is a big issue but no worse than lying, stealing, not putting God first, pride, etc…. In God’s eyes we are all just filthy criminals.

  3. I just read this during my quiet time.

    Proverbs 22:14
    "The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the Lord's wrath will fall into it."

    It seems that only until you truly become born again can you begin to be released from sin (lust).

  4. 1. Lower your gaze immediately. It is a habit you can master.
    2. prepare a response when the lust idea comes back again like doing a prayer or a good deed to punish the soul. The soul likes lusting and not doing good deeds.
    Very soon, your soul would make the connection between initiating a bad thought with the consequence of being forced to do good deed and, eventually, would be careful on initiating anything bad.

  5. Daniel Thank you so much, these tips are very helpful indeed. Right now I'm feel a deadman walking in circles, dead because of my sins cirlces because of my repetative behaviour. I'm sick and tired of it but I always fall short. I'll follow this tips and try my best to redeem myself and next time yipiyuk comes and visit me I'll put a good fight. Again thank you so much.

  6. Dear anonymous, I would be happy to talk with you by Skype or email if you'd like. I've learned more about fighting sin during the last few years. Some of it might be helpful for you? Daniel