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"There are men reading this right now who know they are in the middle of spiritual warfare. Their Google searches may include the Book of Romans and the kinds of images that would make Rome blush."
"We know what we are doing is wrong, yet we continue to be tortured by the perpetual thorn of lust. Our relationship with God suffers. We question our salvation. We live in fear of getting caught, that our private lives will be exposed. We have a few good days and then go back to square one. Believe me, I know, because I live it every day. Men, you are not alone."

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Easier said than done but don't let your emotions get the best of you. Change your thinking, "Don't be conformed to this world but instead be transformed in your thinking. Romans 12:2.

Lust can be a compulsive behavior like any hurt, habit or hangup. If we let lustful displaced behavior  attempt to regain control over our feelings of helpless, trapped circumstances in life,  that is a problem. The fact is we always have a choice. Compulsive behaviors are all about regaining control over circumstances that we consider very important to us.

The function (purpose) of addiction or any habit or hangup is to reverse a sense of helplessness.
Addiction always serves and emotional purpose. When circumstances in life make us feel helpless, trapped and out of control, some folks attempt to regain control of their circumstance with drugs. Taking the drug temporarily removes the trapped feeling because the abuser is doing something about it, they are regaining control. Lust, porn, gambling, etc., are all forms of compulsive addictive behavior that have root causes.
All feelings are proceeded by thoughts. Hopefully, people realize that what is important in life is best, "Felt," when they rely on values, motivation and purpose and not on an ephemeral and artificial, Quick Fix or Mood Changer of drugs, lust or whatever our habit or hangup. Humans have a tendency to do the wrong thing but we are not powerless to choose. Its often hard but we can, "Change the channel," we can regain control if we think about honoring God. Giving in to overwhelming emotion is often the problem. The truth is we forget to think and our actions are based on our feelings/emotions. Change your neurological circuits with ingrained habits of thinking with direct healthy Christ Driven Behavior and not displaced behaviors of lust.

 

Proverbs 29:11: "A fool vents their feelings, a wise person holds them back." (Addictive behavior, all hurts, habits and hangups are a response to overwhelming feeling of helplessness, being trapped and out of control).
Romans 12:2: "Don't be conformed to this world but instead be transformed with new thinking." (We can respond with displaced behavior or direct healthy behavior, Christ Driven Behavior based on his values and tenets…)
2 Corinthians 12:9-10:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (Surrender control to God, Intelligently Delegate control to Christ).
John 14:16:
I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— (We regain control of our helpless trapped feelings with the Holy Spirit, this is Reciprocal Innervation).
Galatians 5:22-23:
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness,self-control.” (If you have a choice, choose a better life, of Christ Driven Behavior. Helpless-Christ- Us-Self Control).

Let the truths of Scripture fill our minds, guard our emotions, and influence our conduct……….

 


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"I am a Grateful Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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