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 Replies to “No Lust November”

  1. I really appreciate this ministry you guys, I really struggled with sexual immorality, pornography and masturbation because I was sexually abused in middle school and I struggled ever since so I thank God for him showing me how to live a pure and holy life in Jesus Christ, I’m willing to take this challenge because I want to please God and honor him in every aspect of my life!!!!!!!!!!

      1. I encourage you both to seek Christian therapy to gain healing in this area. This can help you see all the areas of you life (thoughts, actions, etc) that were impacted by the abuse. Then with God’s leading you can engage differently and make changes away from sin.
        Praying for you

  2. I would love to post images on my Instagram , but I would rather just keep this challenge to myself.:. The Godly people around me know that I struggle so it’s no secret to them ! I am unashamed about my struggle and this challenge came in at the right time.. it is no coincidence:O

    1. Hi. I would love to participate.. I need to clean out my closet on dealing with emotionally unavailable man.. I never knew my father so I guess I look for him subconsciously in every man I meet. I’d like to bring about change and break that cycle

  3. I am joining this is well ! For me, overcoming sexual desire has been the hardest part of turning my life over to Jesus. It was something I struggled with previously, now, not so much, but it is definitely still up high on the list. I hope this will help me turn from that and move forward !!

  4. A new beginning for me!! A new start to my new chapter!! I rely on others for validation, and I no longer want to be that person. I want to learn to love God and myself!! ❤️ Amen!!

    1. I feel the same way, and it’s so hard!! I’m hoping this will help me feel validated in God. The only one who’s opinion and validation I should need

  5. This is great and right on time. Im 30 years old and i have been struggling with this is a teenager. Many many time i have tried to become celibate and it never really work. I just prayed yesterday and ask god to send resources my way that can help me be pure. Im in!! #nolustnovember

  6. I literally just decided to disable my instagram over the next two months to spend more QT with God over the holidays and get/keep my mind right. I wish I could’ve participated.

  7. Each day we pray and mediate in what God is telling Us of our struggles? Then post the a verse and or journal what were feeling?

  8. This is a great challenge because the world has desensitized us to lust so this challenge will make people take a real look at their lives and find the lust and like the scripture says pluck it out great job wonderful couple of God

  9. I liked this challenge a lot, but I also believe that for those struggling with lost a deliverance retreat will be super helpful because this a spirit and it’s super important to be cast out. I think that a deliverance retreat + the challenge will make a big change in our lives.

  10. Absolutely i am in, now i am in the process of let go everything that lead me to the same sin cycle. In the begjnning it was hurt, but after 2 months, it s getting better now. Yes Jesus satisfies me. He is enough for me

  11. Thanks for you’re obedience, lust of the eyes is something I’m currently working on. I found myself match making in my head due to my own lack of patience with God and my future spouse. Putting in to practice daily habits to let God lead in my life with full surrender for my spouse and in all areas is the goal. Furthermore, to not view celibacy as a timeline and see it as a vow to be a living and holy sacrifice. Look forward!

  12. I going to give this a shot. I struggle with sexual thoughts and sex itself. This year i lost a child and i feel it was because it was with the wrong man and the good Lord was protecting me. This is coming at a perfect time for me. Just another sign what God wants me to do. Thank you for this ministry.

  13. Hey, I’m so glad I came across this article and challenge, but it got me thinking do I really know the biblical perspective of lust. Like I’d really like to know what are the forms of lust and I’ll be glad if someone told me specifically examples of lustful situations. Apart from that, I’d also like to know if you really admire/like a certain celebrity and you believe in your heart you’d get married to that person in the future is lust. Lastlyyy I’m so pumped to join this challenge but are there guidelines for the challenge asides from the one you’ve mentioned?. Thanks and God bless

  14. This is definitely something I NEED!!! I have been struggling so hard with it, and I know its time because I always feel so convicted afterwards. I did this for a few months earlier this year. My life felt like it was going in the complete and total right direction. When I came out of it, I noticed all hell breaking loose again. I’M BACK!

  15. Thank you so much for this! Really felt convicted on the way I’m still living with lust in my life. I’m joining and I was wondering if I could just slide into your dms for my post?

  16. Seeing posts like this…. Encourage me and at the same time makes me feel bad and ashamed for the years I wasted… I was already on the way to purity and chastity till marriage.. I got into a relationship a deep lost that… Even became pregnant and terminated it… To make it worse it was a toxic relationship… I lost value and respect in my self… Finally got out through the help and grace of God… But I’m struggling with the feeling of not being good enough and not deserving a better man… I’ll take this challenge as a step… Thank you so much

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

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