“I struggle with lustful thoughts all the time and I wish I could stop!”
“I thought my sexuality was supposed to be a blessing…but I can’t seem to keep my mind pure! It doesn’t feel like a blessing anymore.”
“Being single is a lot harder than I thought it would be! I battle against my sensual thoughts every night and it’s getting really old. Help!”
Have you every has similar thoughts? Sexual thoughts and struggles are something that every Christian girl will battle at one time or another. Unfortunately, unlike most other struggles, this is one that can easily be kept under wraps.
Many girls who struggle against lust keep it completely to themselves.
Are you struggling with impure sexual thoughts in your life right now?
Do you lay awake at night imagining the perfect romance story? Do you dream of yourself being sexually involved with your crush?
I know what this is like because I’ve been there.
Thankfully, I have learned the power of freedom through the power of Christ.
Whatever your specific sexual sin may be, the Bible has the answers to every single one of your struggles. Let’s go through some basic truths that will help you in your fight against impure sexual thoughts.
Our “secret fantasies” are not secret. Every thought, action, and word is laid bare before the eyes of God.
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
God commands us to live without a hint of sexual impurity in our lives. That would include our thoughts.
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people” (Ephesians. 5:3).
The Bible gives clear direction on what our thoughts should be focused on.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
According to those verses, God is very serious about avoiding even a hint of sexual immorality. Instead of excusing our sin as small or not a big a deal, let’s choose to view sexual sin the way that God does.
Are you ready to get serious about making changes in your own life? Do you truly desire success in this area?
Here are 3 practical tips for conquering secret sexual thoughts:
1. Go through your entire bedroom and throw away anything that tempts you towards impure thoughts. That includes movies, magazines, books, music, websites, and anything else that fuels your impure fantasies.
2. Memorized Psalm 51:10, which says, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Recite this verse any time you’re tempted with an impure thought.
3. Purpose to read Scripture every night before you fall asleep. This will help you to keep your thoughts focused on the truth as you drift into dreamland.
Those tips may seem simple, but if you discipline yourself to put them into action, you may see a huge difference in how often you conquer your sexual struggles.
Let’s chat below.
- What other tips would you add to my list?
- What has been helpful to you in fighting off sexual fantasies?
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