(Urgent) Confession help
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Oh come now. Having TEMPTATIONS is our lot because of our fallen nature through original sin. Remember who the tempter is. I get all kinds of temptations frequently. Frankly speaking Satan wants to destroy us. Just like it wanted to destroy Jesus., or at least subjugate Him.  What is needed is a discipline of thought where you reject tempting thoughts and rebuke them. So learn how to do this. Like our Lord's example, quote scripture at the enemy and rebuke it.  When I see some woman dressed immodestly, and get the thought to look at her with lust or curiosity, I answer the thought in my mind with "I will NOT treat this poor woman as an object, she is created in the image and likeness of God and is my sister" then to the enemy, " go take your trash to the Blessed Mother and do as she commands you." It is human and in some way natural to be attracted to the opposite sex, you just need to reject every attempt to pervert God's creatures. Lustful thoughts are essentially selfish, so reject the self will part and ask God for the grace to see everyone as He does. 

The biggest battleground is in the mind. So learn to defend your mind by reading scripture, praying for grace, and leaning on Our Blessed Mother and the Saints. Ask Jesus to teach you and lead you, forming you in His image and likeness more fully so that you might serve Him more faithfully. If your attention is on Christ, then you have less room for yourself and idle thoughts. Remember, scripture says to "hold every thought captive". Don't ever think you can do this on your own power or self will, rather pray for the grace to do this and focus on God.
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(Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 02:15 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-14-2017, 03:14 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MichaelNZ - 04-14-2017, 04:51 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 08:39 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Melkite - 04-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by GangGreen - 04-14-2017, 09:54 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-15-2017, 01:05 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-15-2017, 01:32 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Miriam_M - 04-15-2017, 02:18 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MichaelNZ - 04-15-2017, 03:59 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-16-2017, 06:03 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-16-2017, 06:36 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-17-2017, 06:09 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-18-2017, 08:20 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Panum - 04-18-2017, 05:00 PM



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