I'm fighting homosexual feelings
I am a 21-year-old Christian young man.
I was abused by a good family friend when I was young and from that day, these feelings are inside me. I am trying my best to resist these homosexual feelings because they are not good.
I also masturbate, and sometimes I can't resist the temptation to do it.
I pray a lot and ask God to forgive me
But I want to know what to do to resist temptations.
Dear Young Christian,
God has placed the Holy Spirit in every Christian and if the Christian allows the Holy Spirit to take charge of his or her life, the Holy Spirit will help the Christian to resist temptation.
The Apostle Paul says that he was the chief of sinners, but he also appealed to Christians to present their bodies to God and allow the Holy Spirit to take full control of their lives, and, by doing so, sin will not have control over them.
I would encourage you to walk in the light of God's word.
Read the Bible and pray every day and ask God to help you to live a life that would please him. Paul says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
From time to time you may fail, but you need to always confess to God your failures and ask him to help you. If possible, do some fasting. Try not to miss prayer meetings at church.
Read Psalm 1. See how the man of God is blessed when he takes time to study the Word of God.
I regret hearing that you were abused when you were much younger. I hope that you are not associating with the person who sexually abused you. Have nothing to do with him.
Be assured of my prayers and may the Lord bless you.