The Power of Lustful Temptation

Dear Lord, how powerful this lustful temptation.
How on earth do we humans who are so weak stand strong?
It is so incredible what we will do to fulfill a desire.
It doesn’t matter in the least if we know it to be right or wrong.
How was this evil thing ever created to begin with?
Why is it so hard to fight it even when it is undesirable to us?
It is a mystery of the many unknowns I still do not comprehend.
I only know it is defined by all as a simple four letter word… lust.

Tonight I have been so filled with overwhelming emotion.
I have thought the evilest of thoughts just to gain pleasure.
I have even embarked up on grounds so Holy and sacred.
I have mentally broken the vows that You treasure.
I cannot believe the depths I eventually sunk to in my mind
Just to have one long moment of sexual satisfaction.
At one point I don’t even think I worried about discretion.
I could have cared less if caught or of anyone’s reaction.

As frustrated as I became over interruptions to my thoughts,
I do not honestly know how I refrained from following through.
I am in a never ending awe and an eternal thankfulness to You,
Oh, Lord, heal me from this ugliness that is clearly sin,
Please take from me this vile vision to hurt others.
My soul does not desire this destruction of my temple.
I do not want to sell my soul, or endanger any lovers.

I kneel upon my knees with a confession upon my lips.
I ask for Your mercy and forgiveness of this sin.
I give to You this battle of fighting this spiritual warfare.
You are the only way anyone could ever win.
I hate this ugliness, the evil that seeks to hurt souls.
I defy that which hurts my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I rebuke Satan and his attempt to take me from You.
I will have no doubt in my faith who will win the fight.

Lust has had his hold on me and I have given aide at times.
And thought I am still only human, weak, and will sometimes fall,
Still I know that I can do all things possible through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
And that someday I will no longer be tempted with lust at all.

6-25-2000 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: I think it’s obvious.
PS. I am so glad God removed these temptations, renewed my mind,
and taught me to see things in His eyes! I pray that sharing this as
A part of my testimony of God’s work in my life will encourage those of you
Who maybe thinking you are too far gone, too vile, and because you
Are so disgusted with yourself that God has to be beyond tolerating you anymore.
God loves you and wants to renew your mind! He is faithful to His word!

NO SALE!

If I have to write all night, I will!
I refuse to give into these thoughts!
I don’t know why I ever entertained them before.
It’s obvious how I was always bought.
When Satan sold me those lies,
I believed every one.
“You won’t be hurting anyone.
You’re just having fun.”
But those were such lies.
I was hurting me and my lover.
Sex cannot keep you from hell.
God will serve no other!
Exodus tells us how abominable we are
to commit such sin.
There is no getting away with it
when God brings our end!
Protect me, Lord, and know my thoughts.
I will not be sold again.
For by Christ’s blood I have been bought.

5-15-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Unfortunately this was a part of my testimony, and for the ones who read it and tell me it helps them to know they are not alone, and not give up, I post this… even though it is extremely hard to share. I have bought into the lie that my testimony is “inappropriate” for too long. My testimony is what God allowed. This poem is me fighting during very difficult times that I now have such shame for because the love of God saved me. The Holy Spirit changed my way of thinking. Even if His encouraging me to testify helps just one… praise His Holy and Cleansing name! I was blessed to glean from the testimonies of others who found it just as hard to share something they were so ashamed of. Shame is good in its spiritual place! There is a righteous shame!