Are we to entertain those thoughts?
Dreams we can’t control, but while we are awake we can control our thoughts. Jesus said, even if you look at a woman with lust you have committed adultery. This shows it’s the “thought” that is the sin.
On the same thing, we can’t control what thoughts enter our mind, but after that we have the power to change out thoughts to something else.
This is why I don’t go to the beach, or watch TV shows or movies where I know there will be sexual content. That doesn’t always work, so there are times I have to change the channel, or stop the movie half way through so I don’t have to have those thoughts. Our lifestyle can determine how often those thoughts enter our mind and I’m sure with some people it happens more.
Every 30 seconds? I don’t have that problem (thank you Lord), so I can’t relate, but every day, multiple times? Yes, I have that, and have to divert my thoughts. Every 30 seconds sounds a bit extreme but I understand what you mean, I can only go by what I deal with, I don’t know what others have to go through or how hard their fight is so I’m not judging.
Still, are we to allow those thought to remain in our head or are we to put our minds on something else when they enter?
(Thanks for the welcome)