And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
It’s a constant struggle, an eternal internal conflict between flesh and faith that we as humans cannot win alone. Our instinctive nature tells us to please our flesh while the Bible orders us to be faithful. And however much our spirit willing, our flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41). There’s constant temptation, numerous opportunities, and those who are more than willing to help us do wrong. Where are those to help us do right and stay strong to our faith?
I hate it when older people in the church tell us all the things we shouldn’t do. Not that they’re wrong, but they act as if they never did the very same things at our age. They may not be doing them now, but at 50 yrs old I won’t say you don’t have the same temptations, but you definitely don’t have the same opportunities.
As a young Christian, most of the Lord’s 10 Commandments I don’t have too many problems with. The Lord is my God, I have no idols, I hadn’t stolen anything since I was little, I hadn’t murdered anyone, I… well, you get the point. But there’s that 7th one, that whole thing about adultery (Exodus 20:14) at which root is lust. And on top on not having sex, I can’t even think about it! (Matthew 5:28) Sounds like a set up for constant failure.
And in fact it would be if it wasn’t for the simple fact that we are not saved by our works, but by His grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) and even our greatest righteousness would be as filthy rags to Him (Isaiah 64:6). However, we must be careful to not take His grace and blessings for granted. It’s not as simple as asking to be forgiven for something you’ve done. You have to believe in your heart that Jesus died for us and was raised from the dead.