Do What You M.U.S.T. to Conquer Lust – Part 8

Nothing will be more intentional than the training of your thought life. It has already been well documented the affect porn has on the brain. Take the time to learn if you haven’t. ( click here for help)
There is always a two pronged approach to training your thoughts: defensively and offensively
Defensively

b) By replacing your thoughts
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 43:5

In this verse we see the link between the soul having thoughts that are downcast and full of turmoil and the action of taking captives of our thoughts. (see last week’s lesson on training your thoughts by taking captive your thoughts.)

In the example, David had to rethink what was going on and question: “why are you so downcast, soul? Why are you thinking this way and causing me turmoil in my heart?” He then trained his thoughts to think a new thought- “Hope in God”. It is a very particular replacement of a worldly or tempting thought for a biblical thought.

So my encouragement is to get this defensive strategy firmly in your thoughts and routine. “Train your thought by taking captive your thoughts.” “Train your thoughts by replacing your thoughts.

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