The Power of Intent


Here is your call to action today:

  • Consider: one intent that keeps occupying your lustful drive. For example, an unfulfilled sex drive, loneliness, lack of physical touch, broken relationships, absence of power, and the like.
  • Confess: this is a short prayer to God.
  • Share: below one attribute of God that might better satisfy this intent. Just one! For example, love, acceptance, purity, companionship, forgiveness, grace, and the like.
  • Ask: God to provide this to you and for you today.

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46 thoughts on “The Power of Intent

  1. Gino Landry says:

    My wife wasn’t raised with physical affection and doesn’t show much affection. This used to really mess with my head and emotions as I interpreted it as rejection and then feeling entitled . I struggle with deep insecurity issues already so this can be a trigger for me. I sleep away from home most nights at my business which requires overnight staffing . I’m tired of being away from home as it has been a big struggle. No one wants to work because of the free money. I long for Gods purity and want that most since I have been determined and working hard to obtain it for years now. However, still failing .

  2. Cory B says:

    My two biggest love languages are quality time and physical touch(not sexually.) So I guess it would stem from being lonely and lack of any physical contact.

    I know when I am right with God, my urges are almost nonexistent. One thing that helps is friendships. If I reach out to my friends to check in or say hi, I remain close to God. It’s when I isolate and feel sorry for myself that I struggle.

  3. Gary Vosen says:

    One intent would be to deal with stress by medicating the emotional pain with the lustful “high”. I pray for forgiveness and seeking God first to deal with the stresses of life.

  4. Ryan Weinkauf says:

    My lustful drive is curiosity. Only Gods forgiveness and his chastising, the only thing that is going to stop my curiosity I believe is listening to the rebukes from the Holy Spirit.

  5. Tim says:

    One intent is hard to pick out, but it all comes down to my relationship with my wife is not what God intended. God grant me the companionship that you intended for our marriage.

  6. Ron says:

    I think it’s because of a lack of physical touch which I don’t receive but maybe the main intent is the fantasy and curiosity of me being intimate with other females for a variety of sexual experiences. It just sounds so intriguing. Very very wrong behavior. Thank the Lord I’ve never been unfaithful physically during my 33 years of marriage other than with my mind. I need God’s grace and forgiveness and the transformation of the mind.

  7. Troy says:

    Acceptance, I believe that I desire this and I believe this lack of acceptance in my mind I’m guessing from childhood is a root cause for my lust full desires. Dear God help me to feel your acceptance of me as a child of yours Amen!

  8. Kenneth says:

    Lack of physical touch. A hug or my wife running her hand across my shoulders as I am sitting in a chair goes a long way, even more than lack of sex. It would show that she cares

    • Tim Szauter says:

      I would say habitual looking at women at large is the root cause of creating inappropriate lustful thoughts and desires. God let me see and feel the magnitude of these actions and look to you when I am tempted! Amen

  9. Chad says:

    Clearly for me it is lack of physical touch, loneliness, and an unfulfilled sex drive as i’ve lived the last 12 of my 22 years in a sexless marriage. I’ve conquered some big hills in my mental/ spiritual game in the area of lust and sin, but my craving to be with my wife is very hard to suppress. Lord help me to receive all my needs from you first that I might be excellent at giving to my wife no matter what. You are the only one who can truly fulfill me, so I ask you to fill me today and to help my wife and I to see one another the way you see us.

  10. Marty says:

    The forgiveness that He has for me puts a little bit of hope in me when i really need it. When I struggle or slip I can forgive myself and get back to work and move forward because He has forgiven me.

  11. Matt Brown says:

    The intent that drives me is that of the ‘forbidden fruit’, fantasizing about what I can’t or shouldn’t have instead of focusing on what I do have; a loving wife and physical intimacy that includes more than just sex. If I could choose any attributes of God to power me through my weak moments, one would be forgiveness. Forgiving myself my past mistakes and living in the truth that my past doesn’t define me, that God’s grace helps me overcome my own sinful nature.

  12. Matthew Rasmussen says:

    I tied sex and love together as one thing, that sex IS Iove/relationship rather than being a gift and the outcropping of love. I no longer think that way, but the scars remain.

    I think God’s immutability is something that has come to mind. He never changes, His love for us isn’t changed because of me, and that gives me strength to move forward in confidence. That if I slip, He still loves me.

  13. bill mckay says:

    My wife has health problems, therefore there is no sex in our marriage. We have been married for 40 years, and the struggle with lust really gets me down. I pray for God’s help to overcome this problem.

  14. Chris says:

    Believing the lies of the devil. “One little look won’t hurt; it’s not that bad, everyone is looking at porn, it’s ok to look and not touch.” Lord, let me look to your words and guidance and not believe the liar.

  15. Dean Wendler says:

    Living in a sexless marriage. I am asking God to change my marriage into one that is a healthy sexual relationship with my wife. That the change in the relationship would start with me. That I would give her the LOVE that God has directed me to do and not pull back and feel sorry for myself.

  16. Chris Caliguire says:

    I think my past has made me do a 180 to the point of now realizing the WORK it will take to be in a Godly relationship versus a shallow sexual relationship. Therefore Satan attacks me when I see photos and they remind me of past girls . I’m guessing purity vs the dopamine rush is my struggle.

  17. GTT says:

    Pride/power – wanting to be liked and desired.
    Attribute of God
    Companionship with the Holy Spirit in seeking God’s face.

  18. Jesse says:

    I confess my loneliness is what drives me to lust. I long to be wanted, to feel valued. I have had this need since I was 4. I remember struggling with master nation since I was 10. Now I am thirty and married and still struggling and watching how it hurts my wife and kids. I pray that I will actually be able to accept and feel God’s acceptance and love for me. That I may know how much He values me.

  19. Dave Benson says:

    Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    I have received the Holy Spirit from God so I have to remember that when I look at something with lustful eyes and thoughts I’m showing God what I put above Him!

  20. Art Landerman says:

    i have a broken relationship with my biological children . i also have a good relationship
    with my step children. God help
    me to see the blessings you have bestowed on me instead of the curses i have brought upon myself thru divorce and the pursuit of lust.

  21. Vince Miller says:

    God, I confess my dissatisfaction with the things of this world.
    Staying satisfied in God when I am most satisfied in the things of the world.
    Show me your satisfaction, and how you accept me as a son.

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