Temptations from the devil initially come as thoughts. That’s why you need to be careful of what you think. Youthful lusts like premarital sexual relationships, masturbation, pornography etc.
Has triggers or fuels that fire it up. The bible says in proverbs (26:20) that When there is no wood, the fire goes out.
So you need to look down, assess and identify to know what fuels these things in your life. It may be lustful thoughts, erotic wallpapers, themes, pictures or videos. Whatever it may be, take that bold step to get rid of them and burn them because they are what the bible calls “little foxes that spoil the vine”. Flush out old, dirty and worn out thoughts and fill your mind with fresh and new creative thoughts and words of faith, by this process we can actually remake our lives.
William James once said, ‘the greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitude of mind’. The bible also said in Romans (12:2) that be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. In other words until your mind is changed or transformed, your life cannot be changed, those secret habits cannot leave you. Bruce Barton also penned that bad habits are like comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. So try and get rid of these bad and sinful habits. Yours may not be porn, fornication etc. but whatever it is you know that does not add any positive value to your life, please do away with it.
The only way our minds can be transformed is by studying Gods word. Ever heard of the adage, “one scripture a day keeps the devil away”? Spend more time with God through the light of the scriptures. As you constantly meditate on God’s word, those negative thoughts and habits die off. Remember this that you can get rid of any thought you don’t want by simply deciding to think something else. Wanting something is not enough, we need to take action. If you want these bad habits to stop gaining control over your life then start today to take responsibility for your thoughts and begin to choose them carefully because they are raw materials for your actions.