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My mind is full of lustful thoughts and i think the devil is trying to put me into a dark place . Im not a bad or sick person but my mind is overwhelm [Spirituality & Religion]

I'm thinking I'm leaving God down over my troubled mind at the moment . It's not gone bad as to hurt someone or take advantage of someone cause I'm not that type of person to do that .
But I must say my mind is overwhelmed with lustful thoughts and I'm thinking it's the Devil down stairs trying to put me into a dark place .
I feel good most of the time during the day but at some stage in the day a lustful thought comes into my mind and has me grabbed
I'm 38 I'm single , I went through hardships with ex , a very painful experience . It ended up sour at the end , very toxic and I'm just wondering is there a connection between the 2 . The lustful thoughts and the bad break up . It's a long time since I broke up but I never got over it properly. I find and not being biased to woman I found she was very cold person and only noticed it when I broke up with her . I did like also but at the end it was uncalled for .
There was one woman who had great interest in me and I pulled myself out cause I've had a fear that it would turn out like that.
So I stayed away from the woman and my mind got very lustful when being on my own. I'm not saying all woman are like that but I met some bad apple ones (full of mind games) it's there insecurities.
That is the problem. You did [u]not[/u] let her go three years ago, if you are still fighting this battle. This will take a conscious effort on your part and the answer is to pray. Stay in prayer and talk to God about it and ask him to help you move forward and not stay stuck in the past. There's nothing you can do about that and so you must train up your mind to think on other things, positive things. It takes training and all you have to do is practice doing that. When these things come to your mind, get busy, do something else, and pray and God will give you the strength, but you have to make that choice. This happened to me one time and I know how miserable it is. But you can do this. Sometimes our mind plays tricks on us. Sometimes, as I found out, it's not the person that we are grieving over, but what [u]might[/u] have been! We grieve that we lost something we only [u]thought[/u] we had and that can really cause stress. God wants you to have so much better. That old saying is true. Change your mind, and you will change your life. There's no need to stay stuck when you can be active in your own healing. God will help you but you have to do your part as well. You must resist the temptation to think about her at every hand. Staying stuck in the past is not going to help you heal and you must move on because there is someone out there perhaps feeling the same way you are, that needs you and is waiting for you. Concentrate on that and how wonderful that new relationship, that is healthy, will feel. Get excited about that and think of what she looks like and how wonderful and beautiful your relationship is going to be. Because she will treat you like you deserve to be treated. Think on that. Get excited about finding her and when you do, all this other old stuff will not even bother you I guarantee.
If you seek refuge from this crazy world, talk to Jesus.

I've used this over and over, very successfully. We must never underestimate the power of prayer. When we are overwhelmed, that means we've taken on way too much for ourselves. Make a conscious effort to put yourself first and get the rest you need. Instead of focusing on the problem, put your focus on God. Keep your eyes on Jesus and things that have to do with Him. Trust in Him and His promise, that He will always be there for you. I know He's never let me down, in 45 years of knowing Him, and I've been in the worst storms. What He's done for me, He'll do for you. He has no "favorites". Just ask. This is the way you build your faith, by trusting. He is trust-worthy.

When Peter, from the bible, stepped out of the boat, towards Jesus, as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, he did not sink beneath the angry waves of the storm. But the moment he took his eyes off Jesus, fear set in and he began to sink. Keep your eyes upon Jesus. He stills the "storm" inside us. His Spirit brings peace and comfort. Let Him have your every fear. He will work it out.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3
It sounds like you haven't been with someone for a long time and it is getting to you. Your body is craving that physical contact and intimacy with a person. But you have been through so much trauma it has scared you into being celibate so to speak. It's not the devil unless you are out to do something illegal or hurt someone.
"[i]Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.[/i]"
riseofthemachine · 36-40, M
[@406636,causernamebemyusername] I'm not lustful in doing something illegal at all . I'm not that type . I'm hurting myself at the end of the day
[@967456,riseofthemachine] Then you need to try and find the courage to put yourself back out there. It took me years to get over my first ex. So I know what it's like. It does get better especially when you realize that other people can and will love you maybe even better than your ex. But remember God understands you and he isn't going to hate you for being lonely.
[@406636,causernamebemyusername] I can't agree with that at all. It is the devil trying to put suggestions in his mind. That's the way he works. Temptation is one of his big tactics. But that doesn't mean he cannot control his actions. The Bible said if we just resist the devil, he will flee but it must be done in the name of Jesus and by his authority. Right now he is facing much temptation and he needs to pray right now more than anything and ask God to help him keep his mind on healthy things and off of the past. We do have a choice when we see and acknowledge that we are fighting a spiritual battle. He needs to divert his attention to anything but what it is on right now. We do have a choice in this matter. He needs to know that.
Daisy50 · 51-55, F
Lord Jesus help this man find someone to love him and he her.Let him move past this bad breakup.You are lonely mate
Daisy50 · 51-55, F
[@967456,riseofthemachine] I just sense it.lonliness is like a black hole.You feel the need to fill it.You are looking for things but nothing adds up.Get out there again.Pray before hand for someone right for you.
riseofthemachine · 36-40, M
[@485257,Daisy50] thanks 🤗🤗🤗. I did but I left her go 3 years ago
Daisy50 · 51-55, F
[@967456,riseofthemachine] She wasn't right or you'd be with her still.Ask for a clear sign and for God to close any doors to someone not right
Ok
All this you are feeling is totally normal. And yes the devil will do whatever he can to drag you down. If he can’t he will make you miserable. Seek out other brothers in Christ and join accountability groups. This will help. I promise
RylanTheHusker · 22-25, M
Yes I can relate.
KindSoul25 · 26-30, F
Maybe you're just lonely
KindSoul25 · 26-30, F
Feeling unappreciated aren't we[@967456,riseofthemachine]
riseofthemachine · 36-40, M
[@828541,Imnobody0212] we sure are 🤗🤗🤗. I hope you be ok also .
KindSoul25 · 26-30, F
🤗 🤗 🤗 🤗 oh i sure hope so dear i surely do[@967456,riseofthemachine]

 
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