Gaining freedom from pornography can be an instantaneous event, as the power of God drives out the lustful spirits, and the love of Jesus brings forgiveness and grace to the individual.
However, maintaining freedom isn’t an event; it is a process.
A process which involves God’s grace, accountability, and drastic measures at times.
Whatever it takes to reprogram your thinking, and establish new, healthy habits.
Drastic measures such as smashing your computer if you can’t stay off the internet. And if your smart phone is where your demons like to hide, throw it away and get an old flip phone. I realize they aren’t near as cool as an iPhone, but hey, freedom is worth it.
It may not be easy, but you may need to find a different place to purchase your fountain drink on your way to work. You know what I’m talking about. Some stores have magazines, and other stores have MAGAZINES! Find a store that is porn free; and you’ll find it easier to remain porn free.
Television, Sirius radio, etc.; a myriad of places to avoid if freedom is important. I didn’t say the process was easy. Easy and drastic aren’t compatible at all.
Doing the easy thing is what gets people like you and I hooked on porn.
Taking drastic measures, along with trusting and obeying God, is what brings us sustainable freedom from porn.
The grace of God will help you do the right thing, when doing the right thing is all that matters.
Drastic measures. Not business as usual.
I believe real freedom is worth it. Don’t you?
“Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13 NLT)