It's always been hard to resist desires of the flesh for all of us, it's especially hard these days to stay away from worldly things and not to give into the desires of this world! It tends to come as a challenge to live a life of purity and to keep your integrity! This world is becoming more corrupt and it makes me realize more and more that this world has nothing for me!
This verse tells about how easily we are tempted by Satan and things of the flesh, it also explains the things that we can lose when we give in to those worldly desires!
Proverbs 6:25 - 7:5
"Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,
but a married woman hunts down a precious life. Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?
Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
He will get wounds and dishonor,
and his disgrace will not be wiped away. For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. He will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts. My son, keep my words
and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend, to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words."
I want you to keep in mind of the things that you can lose while you're living a life that isn't pleasing to God, I want you to look over your life and realize what price you have paid while you've lived a life trying to please this world! Think hard about the life you're living and realize that it's simply not worth it..because you not only lose important things in your life but you also lose yourself and who you were made to be!
God made you and fashioned you in a special and unique way! He loves you and wants the best for you! God also wants you to be who you were created to be and he doesn't want you to change who you are but he does want to change the choices you make into good choices!
Do the right thing and you'll have peace in your life! I've heard it said that Faith makes a fine pillow!