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.
What does God give us to face our inevitable struggles and sufferings? The resoundingly glorious answer of Romans 8 is that he gives us the only thing that can truly provide the rescue, wisdom, and strength we need.
If you are a victim of sexual sin, God offers you true hope and healing.
God created and has good purposes for sex in the context of marriage, and we don't always view it rightly.