How to Overcome Lustful Desires with The Holy Spirit

We as upcoming women of Christ need to show the younger generation that we are different from the stereo-typical girl next door. John Piper gave an example and he said ‘’lust is a realm and desire that leads to sexual misconduct.’’ When the woman was made in Genesis, she was taken from the man’s rib. Therefore, the desires that a man has can be equal to that of a woman. As a woman of Christ, you are bound to have feelings, however, you must not give in to the flesh.

In Galatians 5:16 it is written ‘’walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.’’ The bible is clearly telling us not to accept desires of the flesh. Young women need to come to a point where they understand that their body is a temple of God that they need to sanctity and protect. And you can only succeed in this through the security of The Holy Spirit. If you soak yourself in the word of God, and spiritually elevate yourself, certain lustful desires will not appeal to you anymore.

‘Young women need to come to a point where they understand that their body is the temple of God.’

Lust versus Flesh
Everybody deals with feelings of lust. But you cannot give in to those desires and expect that your Spirit within will stay pure. When you continously give into your fleshly desires, there will be a point where your Spirit will disappear into the background. You need to see your body as a container that protects God’s Glory and the moment lust comes in, it creates a hole that can eventually be filled up with desires that exclude Christ.

As an individual you need to understand your weakness and put in the work to overcome this weakness. Scripture clearly lets us know that the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes belong to the world (1 John 2:16). As a child of God you will find yourself in situations that the world finds normal, but that should be abnormal to you. You cannot see the world the same as everyone else does, because you are called to be different. You need to flee from lustful desires, similarly to Joseph fled from Potiphar’s wife.

The Spirit of God Protects
Lust is self-fulfilling and seeks to please rather than protect. The spirit of God within is what will protect you. Anytime you lust after someone or something, you are actually putting that before God. In this context you could say, you are serving two masters and the bible lets us know in James 1:8 that a ‘’double minded person is unstable in all his ways.’’ The moment you start serving two masters, you are becoming unstable and this unstableness can affect all your ways in a negative way. Dear Woman of God, please don’t expect to dabble in sin and keep The Holy Spirit within.. Let’s flee from lustful desires!

God Bless,
Tracy Agyei
Guest Writer

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