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        Tip: Put a rubber band on your wrist. Every time you have a tempting thought, snap it and praise the Lord.

        It takes 66 days on average to form a new habit. If you are struggling, you need to know which new habits will work… Even though you are still struggling.

        Secondly, if you are tempted to fall, never say, “This is the last time.” Instead say, “I am rebelling, and there will be a lot of destruction because of it.” Satan wants you to lie about what is going on. Be honest.

        Or better yet say: If I fight sin aggressively, the Holy Spirit mightily fills me. And the Holy Spirit is a mighty warrior, and a great conqueror and He is starting to fill me and empower me to overcome and to do good works.

        Thirdly, activities are a key to quitting addiction. When we are doing something, we don’t give the devil time to exaggerate the pleasures that tempt us. And when those activities are good works, they become one of the keys to quitting addiction.

        If we are not actively doing right, then it becomes very easy for the devil to get us to do wrong.

      • #18141

          Don’t Look Back

          When the angel told Lot to leave Sodom, he gave instructions that no one should look back. Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Why did this happen? She left her sinful past and city only because she did not want to die. The city still obsessed her thoughts.

          Second, quitting takes several steps. Not falling is step one. Going to war with temptation and bad thoughts is step #2. Getting rid of bad thoughts is step #3. Consider praying:

          “Father, help me to have a reply for every bad thought every time.”
          Third, consider making a Bible verse into a prayer:

          Psalm 101:3 ESV I will not set before my eyes on anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.” Consider praying:

          “Father, I will not set my eyes on triggers. I hate sin, it shall not cling to me.”

          Consider making it a habit to pray these prayers several times daily.

          Lot’s wife needed to make it a habit to think new thoughts. We should learn from her to not look back. Not think our old bad thoughts. We need to think new thoughts. These prayers prompt new thoughts.

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