I’ve noticed from my own dealings with sexual temptation that an interesting thing happens in my mind when a big temptation hits. While things are going well, there is no temptation present, and when a small temptation arises, I can easily say no, I don’t want to do that and keep going about my day. But when a big temptation hits, thing are really different. I’ll wrestle with it for a little and I realize that my mind has changed, and at this point I DO want to sin. It’s like I’ve already lost the battle, and it seems like there is nothing left to fight with because my mind has already changed.
Anyone else experience? Any suggestions on how to handle it other than the usual suggestions for temptation?