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How to live a victorious Christian life (7 Master Keys to Overcoming Besetting Sins)

 

What can help us overcome sin? How do I stop sinning over and over again? What is the first step in overcoming sin? What does it mean to overcome sin?



 

The Case of Kwame Isaac Obiri

It’s been six months since Kwame Isaac Obiri complained of his anger, fornication, and disobedience. Kwame Isaac Obiri has tried several times to overcome fornication, anger, and disobedience.

However, he keeps exhibiting those virtues and attitudes unconsciously. Out of desperation, Kwame Isaac Obiri decided to visit a wise man in a remote village. He knew the wise man could help him because many people struggling from unholy anger, fornication, pride, lust, bitterness, and grave evils have become calm, forgiving, loving, and obedient after their visitation.

Kwame Isaac Obiri said that if that wise man could help people, he was the right person to solve my problems. Early morning, Kwame Isaac Obiri boarded a car to the wise man’s village. When Kwame Isaac Obiri reached the wise man’s village, he asked some children about the exact location of the wise man’s hut.

However, the children couldn’t help him. One thing that struck Kwame Isaac Obiri was that he had forgotten the wise man’s name. He tried his best to find the wise man. However, he couldn’t. Out of frustration, he returned to his hometown in anger.

One mistake Kwame Isaac Obiri made when he reached the wise man’s village was his anger toward the children. When the people saw Kwame Isaac Obiri's anger, they decided not to show him the wise man’s hut.

So you see how Kwame Isaac Obiri missed his deliverance. Because of his unholy anger, he couldn’t get to the wise man’s house. As far as the unholy anger rest in Kwame Isaac Obiri’s heart, he will continue to live in his besetting sin (prison).

 

Searching for the answer to besetting sin

Maybe you have some besetting sin. You have tried your best to come out from that sin. However, you cannot. You have visited the best counselors, experts, and therapists. However, the besetting sin keeps emerging.

I bring you good news! You can come out from every besetting sin! The wisdom keys (principles) I’m about to share will help you come out from every besetting sin. You will not struggle to live a victorious Christian life after reading and applying the principles in this article. Kindly share the link to this article with your loved ones because the wisdom keys will bless their lives.

 

Seven Ways to Deal with Besetting Sins

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1. Get rid of bad association

Friends have an impact on our lives. The Holy Bible states that evil communication corrupts good manners. Your association can corrupt or build you. If you are struggling with a besetting sin, check your circles to which you open your heart to control you. The words they speak unto you impact your soul.

 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:21 KJV

One thing about words is that they affect our souls. Like food and water, they quench our hunger. When someone hits you with a cane, you feel the pain in your body. In the same way, words touch our souls.

When your soul receives negative words, it creates a philosophy in the subconscious brain. Those words can become your ideologies, mindset, and beliefs. This is one reason; you must get rid of unrepentant evil friends.

 

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV

You will keep swimming in the river of sin until you get rid of unrepentant bad friends. Your besetting sin will strengthen if you don’t disengage from bad associations. Their evil words will rekindle your soul.

Their evil words will open the portal for evil spirits to manipulate you. Maybe you are a bookworm. If you don’t get rid of ungodly and uninspired books, the besetting sin will not stop. Books have a significant impact on our lives.

If you want to live a victorious Christian life, eliminate erotic books because they can push you to engage in unethical activities. Maybe you love videos.

  • What kind of videos do you watch?
  • Do you enjoy porn videos?
  • Do you love romantic movies?

To overcome besetting sins and live a victorious Christian life, stop watching movies that draw you away from God. I am very choosy when selecting movies. Before I watch a movie or video, I analyze it.

I often ask myself, what lessons will I get from the movie or video? If that movie or video does not educate me morally, intellectually, and spiritually, I will not watch it. Once in a while, I watch funny movies.

However, I don’t watch fun movies loaded with erotic scenes. Get rid of erotic and demon-inspired videos if you want to overcome besetting sins. Some people, too, have become friends with music.

One thing you must know about music is that it affects our souls. Listening to music sung by ungodly people can negatively impact you. Listening to erotic songs can also lead you to evil activities (meditate on 1 Samuel 16:23).

Get rid of ungodly friends, groups, books, videos, and songs to live a victorious Christian life. Connect with godly videos, books, songs, and friends that educate you morally, psychologically, and spiritually. You will not struggle with besetting sin if you apply this wisdom key. You will live a victorious Christian life if you apply the wisdom keys.

 

2. Connect with the right seed

If you want to break the chains of besetting sin and live a victorious Christian life, connect with godly people who are born again. I mean people who have repented and accepted Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord of their lives. Equally yoking with born-again people creates a godly soul tie. With this holy soul tie, your love for God increases.

 

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17 KJV

If you want your love for God to increase, connect with people who love God from their hearts.

If you want to grow in the Word of God, connect with people who love the Holy Bible.

To become prayerful, connect with people who love fasting and prayers.

If you want to be spiritual, connect with people who have the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. I mean people who exhibit the Holy Spirit's nine fruits and seven gifts.

If you want to live in the holiness of the Holy Spirit, connect with people who have dedicated their entire lives to living for God and the church.

 

Through that connection, a positive transformation will take place in your life. Your besetting sin will depreciate whiles your righteousness will appreciate.

 

3. Build an evangelistic lifestyle

From my experience, this is one of the best keys to living a victorious Christian life. If you preach and teach the gospel in your circles (school, workplace, community, and public), you will be careful with your lifestyle.

Preaching and teaching the gospel help you check yourself. When you preach to others, they will observe your life. You will become a light unto the people you preach to. Some people will monitor your lifestyle to see whether you follow your teachings.

 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 KJV

Let others know about Christ Jesus through your words and actions. You will be surprised that you will start monitoring your life. You will see to it that you don’t break your words. If you preach the truth, lead others to Christ Jesus, and constantly preach holiness, righteousness, and salvation messages, you will police yourself.  

 

4. Disconnect from corrupt environments

To break the seal of besetting sins, you must vacate evil surroundings. Your surroundings have a significant effect on your Christian life. If the people in your workplace work wickedly, you will likely join them.

If the people in your school hate the things of God and enjoy evil, you are likely to join them. If the people in your community enjoy sin, you will likely join them. One thing you must know about your surrounding is that it has spiritual principalities and princes (meditate on Ephesians 6:12).

If your surrounding has a strong evil presence, the atmosphere becomes corrupt and conducive to sinful activities and demons. This is one reason some communities keep repeating specific evil. If you are not strong in the Lord, you cannot break the hostile atmosphere in such places.

Even if you are strong in the Lord, it will affect you if you don’t dominate the atmosphere with prayer. If you think you cannot dominate the evil surrounding with the power of God, vacate that place.

Sometimes the people in that place can resist your presence. You can try to help them. However, they will reject your help. You cannot help people who don’t need your help. Vacate places that oppose the things of God.

If you have tried your best to help the people. However, if the people keep resisting you, vacate the place before you become a prisoner to sin and evil spirits (see Matthew 8:28-34, Luke 8:26-37, Mark 5:1-18).

 

5. Build a consistent fasting and prayer life

One master key to breaking the chain of besetting sin is to build a Spirit-led fasting and prayer life. Build a consistent fasting and prayer life to live a victorious Christian life. From my experience, fasting and prayers work wonders.

Fasting and prayer can sometimes become burdensome. However, the Holy Spirit can give you grace if you decide to fast and pray. Initially, you may struggle and experience hunger with fasting and prayers.

However, as you continue fasting and praying, it becomes part of your life. By God’s grace, fasting and prayers have become part of my life. Since I became a strong Christian, there is no week that I do not fast and pray.

Almost every week, I fast and pray for at least one day as led by the Holy Spirit. The more we fast and pray, we build our spiritual muscles. When we fast and pray, we dominate the spiritual realm.

Some invisible forces will not bow until we fast and pray (meditate on Mark 9:29). As Christ Jesus said, “We should watch and pray lest we fall into temptation.” You are swimming in the ocean of sin because you don’t have a consistent prayer and fasting life. Try fasting and prayers. You will see the wonders!

 

6. Fellowship with the Word

Living a victorious Christian life without the Word of God is like a bird trying to fly with one feather (wing). Living a victorious Christian life without the Word of God is like a one-legged man running a ten thousand-meter race who is supposed to finish in five minutes.

A bird cannot fly successfully with one wing (feather). A one-legged man cannot complete a ten-thousand-meter race in five minutes. In the same way, you cannot live a victorious Christian life without the Word of God.

You need the Holy Bible because it is your spiritual strength. You need air to survive. You need food and water to survive on earth. In the same way, you need the Holy Bible to survive in your Christian life.

Without the Word of God, you cannot grow spiritually (see 1 Peter 2:2). The more you feed on the Word, your spiritual senses become sharp. When you become one with the Word, you will not struggle to connect with the Holy Spirit and angelic beings.

The more you feed on the Word, it transforms you into the image of Christ Jesus. If you are struggling with a besetting sin, break it with the Word of God. When the Word of God enters your soul, it repairs every damage of the enemy (meditate on Hebrews 4:12, Jeremiah 23:29).

You might have received the wrong information. That information might have created a dark stronghold and evil philosophies. You need the Word of God to format those ideologies. You need the Word of God to reprogram your mind.

It doesn’t matter how damaged the mind is; when the Word of God enters, it repairs it. It doesn’t matter how corrupt the mind is; when the Word of God enters it, it cleanses every virus the devil and evil people have planted.

Your parents, school, friends, enemies, social media, community, and “church” might have corrupted your mind with destructive beliefs, ideologies, and superstitious information. I have good news for you. The Word of God can destroy those negative strongholds. You have to feed on the Word, obey the Word, and pray the Word (meditate on Romans 12:2).

 

7. Create a strong connection with the Deliverer

The ultimate master key to breaking every besetting sin is to repent from your sins and accept Christ Jesus as the Savior and Lord of your life. After making Christ Jesus your Savior and Lord of your life, create a strong relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is our helper. He knows our weakness (see Romans 8:26). The more you fellowship with the Holy Spirit, he takes your weakness and builds his seeds in you (see Galatians 5:22-23).

One way to fellowship with the Holy Spirit is through songs. I mean spiritual songs (biblical and anointed) sung by a born-again Christian believer. Another way to fellowship with the Holy Spirit is to pray in tongues.

You can even sing in tongues. The more you worship and praise God from your heart, the stronger your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Your besetting sins fall when your relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit strengthens.

You can read my series of books on the Holy Spirit for more profound revelations. (the books are free on my blog). When you become one with the Holy Spirit, your desire for the things of God grows.

Like a seed, when you plant it in fertile soil, you must water it. The seed must receive sunlight and protection from weeds. If the seed does not receive water, sunlight, and protection from weeds, it will die.

That is how the Christian life works. When you fellowship with the Holy Spirit, he supplies you (the seed) with water and sunlight. The Holy Spirit will protect you from the weeds when you become one with the Word.

Follow these master keys, and you will not struggle with besetting sins. You will live a victorious Christian life if you follow these master keys. Kindly share the link to this article so others can grow in wisdom and power. Connect with my teachings on youtube, how to overcome sin your Christian life.



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