Why does Satan keep targeting people that is close to Christ?


#1

Hello, I’m a Catholic. Who recently lost a battle against Satan. I got tempted masturbating, this is the 4th time in the week now. How can I battle this temptation, God knows I’m lustful and I’m finding a way to defeat my Lustful mind and make God remain in my Body Mind and Soul. I’m asking for help you my fellow Catholic brothers and sisters.


#2

Well, look at it this way, in a military operation, who would you target? The enemy generals/officers? Or the foot soldiers/mercenaries?

A religious person once told me that the more she is targeted by evil, the more she believes she is doing something right. I do not share her views, as I would rather not be led to temptation, but I can see some logic in what she said.

Pray, is all I can recommend….I will pray for you too…


#3

It could be very well you’re under demonic attack -
by the demon of lust.
I’ve heard of numerous saints being attacked thus -
Do you use holy water -
Also a Saint Benedict medal -
But don’t struggle against it - that may make things worse.
Jesus wants you to win - over this -
so do your best - and pray your heart out -
I’m sure many of us on this site will offer up prayers for you too !
Keep being honest - and try not to be angry.


#4

This is going to take a lot of time to get rid of due to the fact it might be a habit reaction to your temptations.

This takes patience and lots of prayer. Pray the rosary to dismiss these temptations, it’s what got me out of it.


#5

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