Which is why a clear focus is what is truly needed:
[pl_blockquote]Galatians 5:16-18 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[ you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.[/pl_blockquote]
Self-Control, holding yourself back from those strong desires and powerful pulls toward something you lust over; whether it be money, power, or even sexual advances, as it’s generally described in today’s society. Those very materialistic qualities that exist on our dear Earth have an alluring nature, and can become something bigger than at first thought.
Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
For those are your idols, those that you have created through the lustful desires; objects or people that have been placed upon a pedestal above, and held in higher regard than God. Go, run and flee from the darkness of idolatry and return to the wonderful light. What form of friendship can the light have with the darkness?
We are transparent beings, that much can easily be noticed. Our society nowadays has given into the material desires far more than it did back then. With all the television shows, the electronic devices, and technical gadgets that fly about our heads, it’s not really surprising that we’ve been so preoccupied to pay such little attention on focusing on God.
Self-Control and a strong will to focus on the spiritual more than the physical will push through when reading the Word. That much is assured, you shall indefinitely find your enlightenment within the texts of the Bible, as God will to help you along the way.