You may be wondering why I chose this topic to write about “Is there a way to stop sinful desires”,
well, the reason is I suffer from sinful desires, and these sinful desires sometimes try to rule over me. When I think I have the devil beat on one sinful issue, he comes from behind me with another sinful issue.
When I started this walk with Jesus in July 2020, is when I noticed Satan was attacking my mind, He may have been attacking my mind all along, but I did not notice it. I once thought since I was such an awful sinner, I was the only believer being attacked by Satan.
I discovered a large number of believers are struggling with sinful desires also, so, Satan is attacking their minds too almost daily. But these experienced believers have learned how to do battle with Satan, so, this Godly lifestyle is much easier for them.
We may never be able to extinguish all of our sinful desires because of our sinful nature, but there are some things we can do. To get rid of these sinful desires, the Bible states “Put on the whole armor of God”. Ephesians 6:11-18
In the words of Saint Peter – Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world. So, I beg you to keep your lives free from the evil things you want to do, those desires that fight against your true selves. 1 Peter 2:11
My biggest sinful desires were mostly sexual sins, although I committed other types of sins, plus other sins I did not know I was committing. I often wondered why Jesus let me go on sinning for so long, he could have stopped me back then, the same way he stopped me this time.
There are certain sins I cannot commit, such as murder, burglary, rape, robbery, etc… But there are sins I can commit, I guess I got carried away with my sexual sins because I have a large list of them. Believe it or not, sexual sins carry a heavier penalty than some of the other sins.
There are probably some people who can completely stop or control their sinful desires, but I have not made it there yet, I am still struggling. Jesus has to help me a lot with my struggle with sinful desires, hopefully, one day I will be in control, as other believers.
I guess the key to being in control of my sinful desires, is to learn how to resist Satan. Satan manipulates my mind which causes me to want to participate in some type of sin. There is not a day that goes by that Satan is not trying to mess with my mind.
If Jesus is not a part of your life yet, you are probably wondering if trying to live a Godly life is so difficult why don’t I just live a worldly life. The problem is once Jesus comes into your life, you only want to live a Godly life, no matter what you have to endure to achieve and maintain that lifestyle.
There are people who once lived a Godly life, but for some reason, they do not anymore. It could be a number of reasons that cause them to turn away from Jesus, I will not even try to determine what those reasons are. I will tell you this – when you ask Jesus for help in a particular situation and he does not help you as you planned he would, that is not a reason to turn your back on Jesus.
Jesus has your best interest in mind when he makes decisions for you whether you like them or not.
by:Ron S. | Photo: Pxfuel