Are you living a life where sexual temptation gets the best of you? Maybe You are dating someone and you are scared he will want to take it to the next level? I have five tip for you that will help you fight sexual temptation in today’s world.
So here you are really like this guy, he has everything going for him. Good looks, charm and he even has good inner qualities. Do you get nervous around him? I bet you do! You might even get anxious when you stay by yourself with him? I think you know why. First it’s just an innocent kiss, then it’s a hug and a long passionate kiss and all of a sudden you’re fighting the temptation.
First let’s look at why sexual relationship out of marriage is not suggested in the Bible.
1 Corinthians 6:18 English Standard Version (ESV)
“18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[a] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”
The body that is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
God’s will is for us to keep pure, this is our sanctification to be set apart, to be holy.
1; Recognize that sexuality is not something to be ashamed about but understand it is intended for marriage. It is important to be on the same page when you are dating and understand why you guys want to please God according to His will.
1 Corinthians 7:2 English Standard Version
“But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.”
2; Understand that biblical restriction are made to protect something precious not deny something pleasant.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
“12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
3;When temptation is near that’s when we have to lean on him and pray to him. Just like any addiction we must understand we won’t be able to find it on our own.
“5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
So set your limits with your partner, know when it’s time to pray. It also helps to avoid to be on your own behind closed doors. Try to be intentional and plan activities that does not focus on physical attraction.
4; choose wisely who you hang out with, who your friends are, who is your one friend who can keep you accountable when you were dating someone. It is not very wise to be around people who live for the party.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
5; You have to recognize you will be judged for sticking up for what you believe in in today society. When you choose to obey God and his will people will challenge you. Don’t let that move your faith.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
“3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”
“16 So I say, walk by the Spirit,l and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.m 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.n They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.18 But if you are led by the Spirit,p you are not under the law.19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality,r impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.s I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.t
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.25 Since we live by the Spirit,let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited,provoking and envying each other.”
So you just keep on fight the fight and the Holy Spirit will lead you and help you through it all.
God will bless your marriage later on.