Almost every man has a good heart and wants to serve God however there is always one thing that gets in the way….LUST! Not every man will be tempted by drugs or alcohol however almost every has been tempted by a beautiful woman. Most men of God has self-control but however when it comes to lust then the flesh has a mind of its own, it is like babysitting a monkey, the moment you pick it up then it starts slapping you and breaking all the things in the house.
Below are 4 things that will make you an upright Man of God if you apply them correctly:
1. Rebuke your lustful thoughts (Matthew 5:28)
Every man has lustful thoughts especially when you see a beautiful or curvy woman however you need to make sure that you rebuke the thought immediately as it comes to mind. The more you get used to stopping your evil thoughts then you start to notice that you will not have them that often. After Jesus said (that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart)
2. Stay away from bad company (1 Corinthians 15:33)
We all have good and bad friends, though we love them equally but we know which friends are good for us and which are bad. Some friends just bring the worst out of us. If you keep a company of friends that likes women then you will probably love them too and sooner or later you will do something you are not supposed to do. What you need to do is get rid of your bad friends because for some reason, bad friends always over power the good friends and we all know it!
3. Keep good friends around. (Proverbs 13:20)
Good friend or saved friends act as your conscious. It is hard for you to commit a blatant sin when you have born again people around you. That is why we are all holy in church because the Pastor and other Christians are around. Therefore you need to make sure that you keep are “conscious” around at all times that you may not fall into sin.
4. Run away from sin (1 Corinthians 6:18)
As the famous song by Joyous Celebration says “Baleka”, the best way to tame the flesh is to run away from temptations. You see, Jesus said “and lead us not into temptations” meaning that the Lord knows that no matter how holy you think you are, if you stay in a tempting situation long enough then you will break. The Lord did not say make us strong to resist temptations, he said lead us not… It’s better not to be in a tempting situation than trying to resist it.
We need to make sure that we stay Holy at all times because it would be a shame to go to hell for something as silly as lust. If you gonna go to hell for something then it better be something big like stealing R208 million of tax payers money to upgrade your home or something.
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