“I say, then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)
No matter who porn affects, man or woman, child or adult, the outcome is the same. We feel separated from God, spiritually, emotionally, even physically. Though this is not true, that is the consequence of sin, especially habitual deliberate sin.
God has not called us to be apart from Him. His Word makes clear, He wants us in community, sharpening one another through word and deed. Moreover, God wants us to worship Him in the same manner. Porn steals away the time we could spend praying, serving, and all other good deeds.
If we don’t want to be separated from God, we have to end the isolation that porn creates and seek connection instead.
5. Pornography Can Be Overcome
“No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
While every idea on this list is important, there is no doubt that overcoming addiction is difficult. Ask anyone recovering from alcohol, food, and yes, porn addiction. They can attest to the “hunger” or “itch” you feel. Even when you want to do the right thing, sometimes you don’t. Even when you want to say yes to God, sometimes you don’t. The flesh wins, but this does not have to be true.
Christians struggling with addiction should know that God promises a way out. He will provide you with the wisdom needed to change, and the accountability to get you there. That being said, we also have to remember, we have a choice. God does not force us to follow Him, we made the choice.
He can guide us to sobriety, but we have to say yes. If you are a Christian struggling with pornography, then say yes to God today and believe--pornography can be overcome.
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