No Lust November

Welcome to the first day of #NoLustNovember! Everyone is familiar with “No Shave November”, but I wanted to do a weird twist on it and give Christians something they can relate to. This is a challenge for everyone to jump in on. I’ll be checking for this hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and talking to you all so we all can hold one another accountable. 

Before you go any further, I have a blog on “Fighting Lust” that you can read here if you haven’t already. 

“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” (Proverbs‬ ‭30:12‬)

One of the most dangerous things a believer can do is assume that they have it all together. The Bible says to be careful when you think you’re standing firm because that is when you’ll fall (1 Corinthians 10:12).

Many Christians are under the impression that they cannot fall into sexual temptation. I used to be one of those. I would wonder how are people being so gullible and consistently falling into the same sin, but I realized with my own struggles that it wasn’t something as simple as I assumed. Then there are other Christians that believe they cannot break that cycle over their lives, but that’s because they aren’t properly following God and establishing boundaries. Understand this, falling into sexual sin is common. I am not saying this to justify anyone’s sinful lifestyle. I am saying that so you can know as a reader that you can overcome in Jesus’ name and you don’t have to keep hiding your weakness. God’s strength is made perfect in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Be willing to let go. 

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. (Matthew 5:28-29)

When you talk about overcoming lust, many people target the symptoms rather than the real issue. So they’ll be willing to stop watching a certain show, but they won’t end the relationship. Or they will end the relationship, but they’ll still check up on the person. Sometimes we even overcome and then turn back to our filth. What I have realized is, Jesus isn’t a passive God. Jesus was so drastic in His teaching that many didn’t like Him and many turned away. If we aren’t willing to cut off what stimulates lust, are we tired of that lifestyle? No, we enjoy it but we don’t want its consequences. Sin never satisfies, it only pushes you to go further and further away from the presence of God. Are you disgusted with your sin yet? Ask God to remove those desires. Stop entertaining those desires and watch that sinful desire begin to fade out of your life. 

Be willing to examine your heart and take spiritual inventory. Some people shouldn’t still be in your life. Some shows shouldn’t still be on your tv. Some social media accounts should’ve been unfollowed months ago. Are you willing to let go of your past life to embrace what God has for you?

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬)

What are you going to choose today? Your porn or Jesus? Your fornicating/adulterous relationship or Jesus? Your ungodly friendships or Jesus? Your music that corrupts your heart or Jesus? Your feelings or Jesus? Your lust or Jesus? Your pride or Jesus? 

“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭2:13‬)

This scripture shows us that we as the people of God can easily backslide and choose things that can’t satisfy. The woman who met Jesus at the well was searching for Jesus, but she didn’t know it. No man could satisfy. She went from man to man and still never found true love until she met Jesus. That’s you and I. Searching for something to satisfy, and I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to choose lust anymore. 

So what do you say…….Challenge accepted? 
This journey is for everyone, but I don’t expect everyone to participate. If you desire more of God and less of that sinful cycle, then let’s get this party started! Jesus satisfies, trust me. Let’s not turn back. Forget what you did before starting this and let’s go back to the cross and the plan of God. 
What I need you to do!

1. Post a picture everyday with the hashtag #NoLustNovember so we can be engaged together! 

2. Post a verse, prayer, or your journal talking about what God is sharing with you on this challenge. 

3. Don’t judge anyone, just grow! 

4. Don’t quit WHEN you make a mistake. Not if! 
Grace and peace. 

75 thoughts on “No Lust November”

  1. This gave me hope to continue my life! I have just ended up my relationship 4 months ago, the relationship do take me away from God though I go to church every week. I ended it, sorrowfully and the feelings and the sexual desire still there haunting me. I’m joining this #NoLustNovember, I want to give myself to God. I don’t want this sin anymore

  2. Lust is a strong sin. Its not just lust for a sexual thing but for anything. Nicer car;bigger house; better job; more money. These are also things we lust for. Its ok to want to have better just dont let this turn into lust and trust that God will give you abundance and plentiful in the thing you need.

  3. This is exactly something I needed to follow! A no lust challenge! I had done well for a while without having lustful thoughts. But the moment I thought I had enough self control to follow certain people on Instagram and youtube was when I fell back into it. I hadn’t masturbated since I realized it wasn’t godly. It’s a sin against your own body! Sex taken out of its intended context is perversion! I understood this yet, I thought I was “guarded enough not to fall into that same sin right”. But I did! And I felt horrible because I heard the Holy Spirit telling me oh so quietly to unfollow this person and to stop watching so and so’s YouTube channel. But I’m thankful that after the act was committed I went to God in repentance from not only resisting the holy spirits leading but for sinning agaisnst my self and him. Staying pure in mind is just as important as abstaining from sex until marriage!

    1. I love your transparency and boldness to admit your weakness and what was your “trigger” to cause you stumbling. Praying you eliminate those things and keep growing. God bless!

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