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Hi. Looking for advice. Pretty much have no friends except maybe a few friends in the workplace which are the opposite sex. I try and see those friends as lost brothers but the other side of me see them as worthy of lust due to their attractable qualities. I know nothing is hidden from God. But i'm faced with double-mindedness. Please help.

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If they are a stumbling block to you, you should try to make some other friends... perhaps some female friends?  

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Beloved, just stop it.

 
Colossians 3:1-7 

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
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On 10/19/2019 at 3:12 AM, JB87 said:

Hi. Looking for advice. Pretty much have no friends except maybe a few friends in the workplace which are the opposite sex. I try and see those friends as lost brothers but the other side of me see them as worthy of lust due to their attractable qualities. I know nothing is hidden from God. But i'm faced with double-mindedness. Please help.

Hi JB,

A word stood out to me when I read your Question, and that is double minded, this passage has been a great help to me personally in overcoming similar thoughts. Know that these thoughts are from the devil, and the battlefield he is fighting for is your mind. 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4;7-10)

I Am not perfect by any means, especially with today's immodesty of dress, But I know the victory is won through Him, and drawing nigh to him. My Pastor, when I was a kid said," the first look is the temptation, the second look is the sin," and that is not an excuse to take a long look the first time around. 

Also, get involved in a Bible study with some ladies (Elders), there are some out there, which will help you find a peer group to hold you accountable. We are living in an increasingly "lonely" society, where people only interact over the internet and cell phones, and not in person, Lust is a by-product of this, as we no longer view the opposite sex as People, but objects on devices, and very impersonally. This is going to get worse as time goes by and normal courtship and social interaction is relegated to text instead of Body language, and intent of the words.

God Bless. 

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