When your insecure and don't know who you are or what you are supposed to be doing, your more prone to be manipulated and controlled by your sin nature. The devil is only able to entice us based on what we desire already. When you're secure in your relationship with God through Christ and you know what your assignment is, you'll have more fortitude to resist the lusts of the flesh.
Think about it. The world prides itself and thrives on the lusts of the eyes, the lusts of our flesh, and the pride of life! You don't even realize how you're being controlled and manipulated based upon what YOU want. Here's the deal why from a scientific perspective, 95% of what we do is controlled by our subconscious mind and 5% is controlled by our conscious mind.
We see pictures, the opposite sex, watch movies, commercials, listen to music, etc. Of all which stimulates us in various ways that causes certain chemical releases to occur in our brain that makes us feel like we want and are supposed to have what we see and hear. But you have to stop and ask yourself, who is behind this? Is this God or is it just something that is playing on my emotions? This is how businesses build their empires and engineer mindsets and behavioral outcomes so they can make $$$. And people will fall for it EVERYTIME!
James 1:12 - 15
Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
May the Lord be with you,
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