The Evil Inside Me
It's not surprising to me at all that given the sexual obsession of our culture and the pleasure-orientation of sin that somebody would struggle with lust.
I can't blame my environment because it's always the evil inside of me that hooks me to the evil outside of me.
There are a couple of things that are important to remember. One is that I can't blame my environment because it's always the evil inside of me that hooks me to the evil outside of me. I have to own that my biggest sexual dysfunction isn't environmental or cultural—it's my heart. It's the way I own things for myself and take them for my pleasure. It's the way I write my own rules and want what I want when I want it.
Looking Outside Ourselves
You could argue that lust is rooted in self-glory and self-sovereignty. If I'm dealing with lust, I have to own that my biggest problem is me. If that's the case, I'm not going to solve my lust problem in isolation. I need help. I need the help of a Redeemer and I need his instruments of help in my life.
Here's what I want to say to people who are struggling with lust: own your struggle. Know that your Savior is not shocked by what you're dealing with and run to where help can be found.
- The Best News Ever for Our Sexual Struggles (Paul David Tripp)
- An Open Letter to the Sexual Sufferer (David Powlison)
- 10 Things You Should Know about Sex (Paul David Tripp)