Addiction: What Can A Man Do?
by Angie Lewis
1. Recognize The Cause
of Your Addiction:
First of all the most
important thing you can do is figure out why you are addicted to pornography by
recognizing what the root of the problem is. Do whatever it takes to
bring it out in the open with yourself and then take the necessary steps to
eradicate the sexual cravings from your mind. Do you think you can stop at
anytime on your own free will? Easier
said than done, right?
Do you have negative
feelings towards someone or about something bad that happened in your life? If
negative issues don't get resolved within your mind your sub-conscience will
bring them back out in your actions. Only you can know for sure what it is that
has caused pain and suffering within you. And only you can do something about
it! Make it right for yourself in your mind, and do whatever you need to do to
fix the problem.
2. Take the Blinders Off
and Open Your Eyes:
I know this sounds harsh
but look what closed mindedness towards God does to you! What you think and
believe on a continual basis brings you into a life based upon those thoughts
and beliefs. If our mind is not on God then what is it on?
Can a blind man lead a
blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? Luke 6:39
Have you ever stopped to
think that you're addicted to pornography because of your unwillingness to base
your life upon a spiritual and moral foundation? Simply put, your philosophy is
with the world and not God. Some of you have even been conditioned into
believing that viewing pornography is acceptable for you life. But I encourage
you to break free from this kind of thinking, which leads to sin, and seek out
the true source and foundation for your life.
Believe that you are a
child of God! It is not too late to accept God's light into your world and come
out of the darkness. Stop feasting from satan's dinner table and feed on God's
truth for your life.
I have come into the world
as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John
Grab onto that light and do
not give up on yourself. Stay true to God and your faith will lead you to do
what is right. Don't let pride stand in the way of earnestly seeking God. Pray
that God deliver you from temptation and know that He hears your appeals and
feels your suffering because He loves you. Study
and read the bible daily. Find out what it is that God wants you to do with your
life and work on doing His will in your life. You are a child of God and He is
your true source for comfort and peace!
3. Have Faith in God Instead of in The Addiction
Have faith to know that God
will keep you from being tempted. If you believe in God, then start doing
something with your beliefs! This is where the application of faith comes in.
God has given us His great and marvelous gift of faith. The question to ask then
is, are you applying faith from God into your life or are you living under the
deception of human faith to live your life under?
Because He himself suffered
when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews
We have choices in life,
and sometimes we have to choose what's right rather than what feels good. But
know this, God's ways always feel good, after a time, because we have chosen to
take care of ourselves by doing what is right in our heart rather than what
gives us worldly pleasure.
In other words, when we
start feeling good about who we are, and the choices we make in life, is when we
begin acting on our faith and living the truth. This
is what makes us feel good inside all the time!
Do not be deceived: God
cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his
sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to
please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8
Real faith takes action to
complete its purpose. Erroneous faith is only a feeling. Make
your faith be something by putting it into an action!
As the body without the
spirit is dead, so faith without deeds it dead. James 2:26
Copyright © 2006 Heaven Ministries ~ Angie
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