LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PROV 6:29 (Amp)
"So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not be found innocent or go unpunished.”
10 KEYS WHEN YOU HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR THE OPPOSITE SEX.
1. Prayer - The first thing is prayer . But most times we forget to pray about it , thinking that we can handle this weakness in our own strength . lol. No , you can't . Except you put that weakness in God's hand , you will definitely fall for that temptation . Why? You fail to take heed to His word , that is not by your power ..1Cor 10:12 (Amp)"Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation.]”
2. Stop painting the picture before God , most times rather than tell our Maker the truth , who we have this weakness for . We tend to beat around the bush , like father deliver me from immorality . yes you are correct . But won't it be better if you nail the matter on the head , before your maker . like " father I have this weakness for Jane anytime I see her , lord help me , give me the grace to overcome this weakness in my life in Jesus name , amen. " Phil 4:6(Amp)"Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.”
3. Avoid those text messages . Why? It will only put your emotions to work . And it gives Satan an opportunity to set you up for the "enticement" .James 1:14(Amp)" But each one is tempted when he is dragged away, enticed and baited [to commit sin] by his own [worldly] desire (lust, passion)."
4. Avoid those seductive smiles . It will only set you up again for the devil's enticement . Prov. 6:25 (Amp)"Do not desire (lust after) her beauty in your heart,Nor let her capture you with her eyelashes.” Is not always easy to get a thought out of your mind , when lust is attached to it .
5. Time to fast . Why? It helps to put your emotions in check and at the same time build up your level of resistance . Paul said in 1 Cor 9:27 (Amp)" But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].”
6. Worship - worship Him the more with a pure heart , it invites His presence into our lives and it has a way of purifying our spirit, thereby causing a longing for His holiness . John 4:23 (Amp)" But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshippers.”
7. Prov. 16:6 (Amp)"By mercy and loving-kindness and truth [not superficial ritual] wickedness is cleansed from the heart, And by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil." use the three keys -mercy , kindness and truth.
8. Apply the force of love . Love never fails (1 Cor 13:8) one of the greatest gift in scripture . apply all the principles of love and the fear of that weakness will be gone in a flash . 1 Cor 13 (Msg). 1 John 4:18(Amp)"There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God's judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God's love].” The fear of that weakness is a weakness on its own .refuse to fear your weakness and turn it into your strenght by refusing to fear .Amen.
9. Agreement prayer - find a confidante that you can share this burden with and pray an agreement prayer concerning it with faith . God answers. you will know when that grace comes !! Matt 18:19(Amp)"Again I say to you, that if two [a]believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." I have seen married women/men who never dealt with this weakness , when they were single and now they easily fall for every handsome man/beautiful woman they like .
10. Never be discouraged about your weakness . but here is the key . Let His joy become your strength at all times . John 15:11(Amp)"I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.”
Prayer: Father deliver me from my weaknesses lord in the name of Jesus , Amen.
You will not fall in Jesus name , Amen. Jude 1:24 . Receive it by faith .Amen.