I have several sins that I struggle with on a daily basis. One in particular which is probably the most popular in our country... sexual lust.. masturbation ect. This does not mean I go out and have intercourse with other women, but it's more rather private. Like this morning, I was 15 mins late for work because of it. I woke up early and that was the first thing that popped into my mind. I fought it and ignored it for sometime. But the last hour.. well I fell to temptation again. I am absolutely sick of it. Romans 7: 14-20 describes this situation perfectly.. We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. I know that I shouldn't be sinning, but I still do. I know that I can't do it on my own. The reason why myself and everyone else sins is because we are enticed by a thought that leads to an action. When we get that thought we do NOT go to Jesus first to let Him take care of it. Every time I do, He takes care of it. But sometimes I don't. And I am really starting to hate my self for it. All evil comes from 3 things in this world.. A: Selfishness/pride, B: Pleasure or C: Money. All of those three coincide with each other. My sin is mainly in pleasure. Why do we fall for sexual lust? Carnal pleasure. Now, I understand that sex is not evil in nature because it's a gift from God. But lusting outside of marriage and committing adultery is. Guilt comes from the devil because it brings you down, but conviction is from the Holy Spirit. I get a feeling in my stomach when I am about to our while I am sinning most of the time. Why can't I go to Christ everytime? I want to. Just like Paul struggled with. Thank God he died on that cross. This sin is going to get me in trouble and I don't want that. Is anyone else in a similar situation?