How to fight lust and win!
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- You are not strong enough to win, so don't try. The greatest
men in the bible, Samson (physical), Solomon (intellectual) and David
(relational) were not strong enough. The first step to victory is to
realise that this isn't a battle you can win on your own. When you
are attacked, admit your weakness to God, and confess your need for
His strength to overcome this challenge. This understanding of
weakness should also guide you in your thoughts, actions and travels --
keep away from sources of temptation!
- Develop a game plan that will help you. A good start is No Porn's
Addiction: A Plan for Personal Success
- Be accountable to someone -- I encourage submitting yourselve
to a couple of people you can trust, along the lines of 'Seven
Questions to ask in accountability groups' (need to find
these!). If you can't bring yourself to talk to someone you know,
go to Porn Prayer
Support, 'a prayer group that deals with lust of the flesh in all