He is tall dark and handsome. Every time you see him, he seems more tempting because he's just that FINE. You are a flirt, so you send little harmless hints that you are interested in him but you never act on it because you know better. What you can’t help is how your mind runs wild, although you have every intent to do the right thing.
Welp, we've all seen the movies that depict love at first sight. Two highly attractive people see each other, lock eyes, and then all of a sudden they are rolling around in a bed. UGHH Hollywood loves to sell sex but in the Christian young mind, these images can imprint on the mind causing lustful desires that God says is a sin in itself. The word says, “if you look at a (person) in lust you commit adultery in your heart.”(Matt 5:28)
Protecting your MIND/HEART is so important to God because what we focus on and fill ourselves with will directly affect our actions. You may have every intent on following God but if you’re surrounded by people and things that promote sin you will FAIL, MISERABLY. Then you will wonder why things keep going wrong and why you can’t get right. It is because you have not surrendered your heart and mind, both which lead and steer our actions/lives.
The bible says –
1. Above ALL else guard your heart for it affects everything you do. (Proverbs 4:23)
2. Think on things above, not beneath, where Christ sits at the right hand of the father. (Colossians 3:1)
3. Put to death earthly desires, sexual immorality, impurity, passions, evil desires. (Colossians 3:5)
3. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:1-2)
That is the only way your actions will line up with the word, when you get a new mindset.
Honestly, when you realize God's love and how living clean benefits you more than sin, you won’t want to do wrong anymore. BE RELEASED from the trick of the enemy that it is more fun and fulfilling to sin. The sin-filled life is actually empty and unfulfilled, and looking for the next high becomes exhausting.
GIVE THE DEVIL AN INCH AND HE WILL BECOME YOUR RULER. I am not saying make yourself perfect, because you can’t. What I’m offering is a better way to live that is full of peace and blessings in a world full of sin, sadness, and sickness. That is a simple changing of your thoughts.
How important is it to protect the mind? Well, the eye-gate is a pathway to the soul and from within our soul/heart flows the wellspring of life according to Proverbs!
Allow God to transform you for THE BETTER.
2ND THESSALONIANS 3:3 SAYS "BUT THE LORD IS FAITHFUL. HE WILL ESTABLISH YOU AND GUARD YOU AGAINST THE EVIL ONE."
Cleanse your mind with the washing/purifying water of the word of GOD.
You wouldn’t drink tainted water if you knew it made you sick, gave you bad acne, and pain to your organs, no! So why fill your spirit with the trash this world offers?
-turn off the nasty music
-leave that person alone whose causes you to lust
-stay away from tempting situations
-stop watching those sex promoting shows
I’M NOT PREACHING DOWN TO YOU, I'M TALKING TO MYSELF AS WELL. HOW CAN WE CHANGE THE WORLD IF WE DON’T FIRST CHANGE OURSELVES? HOW CAN WE ASK GOD TO USE US IF WE DON’T GIVE OURSELVES AS A CLEAN VESSEL TO BE USED?
Jesus has already purified us through his blood. Accept his free gift of cleansing and salvation. Good fruit (actions) will be produced out of your life as you let him cleanse your mind. Without even trying to live right you will see subtle changes as you focus on Christ. Let him complete his work on you, rest in the fact that he is GOD and he is WAY bigger than you problems, sins, and mistakes.
LIVE A BETTER LIFE through CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you, Jesus loves you more