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7 Steps to Overcome Lust of the Eyes

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To overcome lust of the eyes it’s important to heal your underlying pain and learn self-control.

The Spirit of Lust is a demonic spirit that tries to keep us trapped in a cycle of envy, jealousy, impulsivity and sexual immorality. If you find that you struggle with lust, healing and deliverance is extremely important. Also, to WIN the battle it is essential that you understand the spirit you are fighting against.

The temptation and persuasion of lust gets into the deep recess of your mind and it makes it hard for you to take control of your thoughts. The spirit makes itself home near you. Its ways become embedded deep into your soul and become a stronghold that is hard to get rid of. Most times you’re not aware of what’s going on.

The spirit of lust comes in a lot of different forms. The four main forms are: Lust of the eyes, Envy, Lust of the flesh and Sexual Lust.

Lust entered my life due to the pain I experience as a child when I was raped and abused by my father and many other men. I didn’t know how to control my emotions or what to do with them. You can read more about my childhood in this related article: How To Heal From Childhood Sexual Abuse!

The root cause of the spirit of lust is a lack of self-control and unhealed pain.  

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5

Symptoms and Characteristics of Lustful Eyes:

  • Coveting what others have (jealousy)
  • Ungratefulness for what you do have 
  • Rebellion against God (getting what you need from the enemy)
  • Impulsivity and lack of self-control (you need it now)
  • Addictions (drugs, food, television, etc.)
  • Putting things that are selfish before God

Lust is selfishness, it’s all about me and what I want. That’s it. It’s a manipulative spirit, and its job is to get YOU to do what it wants.

Giving into lust has many negative spiritual effects. If you can’t control yourself and you are putting things before God, you can be easily led astray by the impure desires of your heart.  Lust is wanting something so bad that you can’t think straight and forget and don’t care about consequences. You forget about the people you love. 

Need help overcoming the spirit of lust? Try a 20 minute free consultation with Lorna Grant, a certified transformational coach and prayer warrior!

How to Overcome Lust of The Eyes

  1. Stop engaging in sin
  2. Purify your heart by healing from your pain
  3. Read the word to hear God’s truth
  4. Ask God for healing and strength
  5. Remember, the Holy Spirit is your helper
  6. Wait on God to move in your life
  7. Praise and worship God as you wait

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.” 1 Corinthians 6:15-20

Related Article: Dying To Self: 4 Tips To Crucify the Flesh!

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21

How I Overcame Lust

Most of my life, I was the one getting manipulated because of my low self esteemed issues. 

I didn’t know my worth.

I didn’t know I was valuable. 

It started when I was sexually molested as a child, the abuse left so much pain in my life that was un-dealt with till I was an adult. 

When I became aware that I was allowing myself to be used by men for their sexual lust. I intentionally  started to pray to God for help and guidance on how to break free of this cycle. I became free by ending the sexual relationships with men.

Step 1: I stopped engaging in sin.

I stop having physical sex, but I was still still caught up in lust. That spirit of lust didn’t want me to break free. I would masturbate every now and then. When the feeling got too intense to resist, I couldn’t stop myself. It took me a very long time to break free. 

I read in the bible that my body is the temple of the Lord. I was so convicted all the time, I would ask God for forgiveness, but I would go back and do the same thing again. Talk about a stronghold. The spirit of lust definitely had a hold over me.

Related Article: How To Heal From Childhood Sexual Abuse!

Step 2: I called on God for strength.

So, I went on a fast and asked the Lord to show me what I need to let go of in my life. Wow, he did show me but I didn’t understand at the time. He gave me a dream where I saw this man dressed in all white riding on a bike, I was watching him riding towards  me, I was waving to him and he stopped the bike and came towards me.

All this time, I was the one making all the moves on him, he wasn’t saying anything. I was complimenting him, telling him how handsome he was and I liked him. I woke up and was pondering what it meant, because I didn’t feel peace. It was just weird. So I told one of my prayer partners and she said “that’s the  spirit of lust (Demon spirit) wanted me to break my covenant and have sex  him in my dreams.

Related Article: How To Remove the Spirit of Fear!

Step 3: Wait on God to reveal and destroy the stronghold!

Demons come to us as angels of light to deceive us. Thank God for the Holy Spirit waking me up right on time and protecting me from the evil one. The bible tells us that this kind of demon only comes out through prayer and fasting. I’m now free from this Demon of Lust that came on me from my years of childhood sexual abuse.

Step 4: Continue to praise God!

I  praise the Lord I’m free, because whom the Lord set free is free indeed. As we grow more and more in Christ Jesus he will show us what we need when we ask for his help. He’s our promise  keeper, our way maker, our miracle working God. Trust him and he will come through for you.

We have not because we ask not. Ask and it shall be given to you the desires  of your heart. The spirit of lust is very real, you can overcome by the blood of the lamb and by the words of your testimony. 

The light of the world is JESUS.

Need help overcoming the spirit of lust? Try a 20 minute free consultation with Lorna Grant, a certified transformational coach and prayer warrior!

Lorna is a Transformational Coach that has overcome the emotional and mental trauma of sexual abuse and physical abuse. The masks of hurt and pain became her friends for a very long time until she became aware that something was wrong in her life. She learn how she can take the mask off and now she is able to help you do the same.


  • PJ

    Words can not express how grateful I am for how you’ve allowed God to speak through you, THANK YOU! Praying for you and everyone whose in the fight of this life, Jesus, He Overcame and with His help and because of Him so can we =)

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