II Tim. 2:22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace, and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
Run; don’t walk from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Don’t pause to think about it, just run. If you take the time to think about it, it may be too late to get away. Make up your mind beforehand that you will not hang around where you will be tempted to lust.
Follow anything that makes you want to do what is right. Fill your mind and heart up with those things that stimulate your desire to become holy and pleasing to God. He who lacks a passion for spiritual growth lacks it because he chooses to seek after sinful things rather than godly things.
Pursue those things that stimulate your soul and cause you to want God’s presence in your life. Faith must be an action verb in your life; you live it and not just talk about it. Love must be an active force in your life. You must choose to love God, others and yourself on a daily and consistent basis. Peace must be your goal as you relate to God and others. Fellowship with others who are seeking God with pure hearts is essential for your spiritual well-being.
Living a life that pleases God doesn’t just happen. It takes a commitment of heart. It requires work and sacrifice. It is a way of life that never changes. We must seek to be right with God always. He is our primary focus in life. Losing your focus on Christ is a slow death for your soul.