Are you struggling with Internet Pornorgraphy?
There is freedom from this prison; but the question is “Do you want to be free?”
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV)
Focus on these 3 things:
1. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.” Your struggle is NOT unique. More men and women than you could possibly imagine struggle with this…but not everyone has the courage to admit they have a problem and need help. The devil would have you think that you are alone and somehow inferior because of this struggle, but that is the furtherest thing from the truth. [ A LIE] You, and I and countless others have suffered, or are currently suffering through this darkness. But there is hope:
2. “God is faithful….He will also provide a way out” You know it to be true. There is never a time that we sin that we don’t make a choice to sin. Just before we click on that button or link to view the pornography, we make the choice to do it just before we act on it. There is ALWAYS a way out. We can always choose to walk away. Why don’t we? Because we try to fight the temptation in our own strength, and we do not take advantage of the most powerful resource that God has given us. There is a word, that when spoken, will cause the devil to step back, it will give you leverage in the temptation, and the ability to hand the problem over to God (That’s where it belongs, anyway.) So, what is this all-powerful word? Look closely at the word, and study it. Look up it’s definition in the dictionary so you can know the full meaning of this word. Ok, so here is that powerful, mighty word:
The “fruit” of the word “no” is the ability to give God our temptation and let Him fight our battle for us. That is how He intended it to be, anyway. When we fight in our own strength, we are doomed to fail. Only when we let God fight for us, will we have victory.
3. “so that you can stand up under it.” Only through God’s strength, and His guidance will you be able to stand up under this temptation. I know you feel the crushing weight of this darkness, this addiction, this cancer to your soul, but God will give you the strength to “stand up” under the weight of this burden. Keep saying “no” and He will give you the strength to stand again on His promises, on His Word, and He will lift up your head and redeem you and give you the ability to walk the freedom and abundance of life that He so desires for us all.
Please take the time to watch this video, and realize you are not alone in this struggle.