Not successfully! Pleasures of the flesh are very strong. It is a battle I will lose about 40 % of the time. The thing I realize is, it is one of my many sins and I battle frequently. I ask for the temptation to be taken away. It works. I do fall victim to things. I ask for forgiveness. It is all I can do. i lov my wife and she is pretty and just way more wonderful than I even deserve. Lust is definitley a tool the devil uses frequently. We should continue to pray for one another in this arena for sure!
Lust is from the sinful nature of mans heart. It is of the flesh, it is not the devil. We live with carnality, we cannot overcome. but praise God Jesus has overcome and made us more than conquerers. The problem is we think sins is part of us, but we are a new creation. When we forget that our struggle is not our own this we lose. It is about the mind, what we focus upon, what we surround ourselves with, what we talk about, how we discipline our lives. We can be transformed if we replace our carnal, religious reason with revelation from Gods's word.
But God is not interested in external behaviour, he is interested in the heart. Now, I am going to say something that you may totally disagree with, but if you do I challenge you to contradict me with the word of God and the knowledge you have of Jesus Christ and his finished work.
God is not interested in your sin. If you have Jesus Christ as your saviour it is a done deal. He has forgiven your past, present and future sins. But most Christians believe that once born again that should improve themselves in the flesh. There is no point doing this because it is still carnal and cannot beat sin. YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER IF YOU HAVE JESUS CHRIST. Once you consider yourselves dead to sin, by faith, once you consider the word of God is true and you are dead and the life you live is through Jesus Christ. Once you become God conscious and not earthly conscious, you will begin to see victory. Not through effort, but through the power of the new nature create in Christ Jesus to be like him.
Satan wants us to focus on sin, he wants to remind us of failure and convince us that we are not new creations, but we are. The enemy of our souls uses pornography and sex to so consume us we do not focus on God and worship him. Scripture tells us we can boldly come to the throne of grace.
Grab the truth of God with both hands, come to God and just thank him for his grace, mercy and provision. He will no lead you into temptation and he will give you instruction on what to do as you spend time looking to him and not reminding him of your sin.
Stop confessing your sin to God. Why not? Surely it is what scripture demands? No it isn't confession is about agreeing with God, it is about agreeing with his word, it is about speaking Gods word and thanking him for his provision. It is acknowledging that sin has been done away with through Jesus Christ.
Recognise that the Holy Spirit leads believers into all truth. It does not convict us regarding sin, but the world. Read it and find out. God wants us to focus on him and once our minds are thinking on things above we will not gratify the sinful nature.