Success → fame → power → lust → flaws → temptations
I wonder why some men are able to handle big managerial issues in companies, institutions and nations, yet, they are unable to handle personal issues like alcohol, cigarette, women and other stuff which slowly kill them. Some guys take pride in luring girls into their beds but the truth is that they are just helpless in curing that evil habit in them. They are unable to put to sleep that lust that lures them quickly to their grave or jeopardize their future. How pathetic it is as a man to have control over other people and have the power to task other people with responsibilities but do not have power or control over your own self.
What makes a man fully aware of the possible consequence of a decision or an action borne out of lust and yet go ahead to take those actions? This is because he is a slave to his body, so he cannot control his own passion. Like Samson who was fully aware of the threat and risk in having an intimate relationship with Delilah but went on to do so. The mighty man, Samson, who was able to kill a lion and thousand Philistine soldiers could not kill his own passion. Look at David, the slayer of the enemy champion Goliath. David who fought and killed over 50,000 enemy soldiers could not fight his own lust when he saw the nakedness of another man’s wife, Bathsheba.
So who do we deceive, is it God or ourselves? When we think in our minds that we are free, but in our flesh, a helpless slaves. So Paul said, the mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the spirit is life and peace. Jesus also said, if the son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.
Others may hurt us, but it is what we do to our own selves that often kill our dreams and hopes.
A life that will leave me young, though I live long, I pray.
THE HAPPINESS OF A MAN IS OFTEN LIGHTENED BY THE MASTERY OF HIS PASSION. CONTROL YOUR PASSION, ELSE IT WILL LEAD YOU TO DESTRUCTION.