Warning! Today we’re going to talk about porn which the devil is using to attack youth and adults. How? Because we all have access to phones, computers and Tablets which can access the internet at any time. That opens a huge opportunity for porn to become a part of your life.
As a young man, I was curious about the opposite sex. I had lots of questions about sex, sexuality, and those types of things, and it was so handy to have the internet to look up any questions I had. The problem with the easy access to the internet is that pictures started to pop up and videos of people that I shouldn’t have been viewing. And before I knew it, I wanted more and more of those images.
Now, since then, God has dealt with my heart, but with the availability of the internet, it’s very easy to secretly be looking at things that are not godly. Porn, like what I experienced, is addictive. It’s like a drug, and if you’re not careful, you can become ensnared by it. Scripture says, “I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Looking at the images online, it’s easy to think, I’m not hurting anyone, so this is ok, this is fantasy and not reality. However, if we look at today’s verse, that’s not the truth. By simply looking at someone in a lustful way, we are committing adultery or fornication with them in our hearts.
Friend, God doesn’t want anything to come between us and Him. And it’s easy to let those images become all we can think about. He also wants you to have a successful marriage, and if you are enslaved to porn, that makes future relationships more difficult. Porn isn’t harmless. It is something that will enslave you. So if you’re tempted in this area, begin to put good boundaries in place.
If you are struggling here are a few boundaries that you should consider.
- Get a phone that doesn’t have internet. These types of phones are out there, get one.
- Use your computer or devices only in public areas. If you’re at home, use it in the kitchen or living room. Go to the library or a public place when you need to access the internet. Knowing that someone can look over your shoulder at any time can help you avoid temptation.
- Ask a friend to keep your devices overnight.
- Sometimes the best prevention for porn is simply removing the opportunity to access it. Set up good boundaries on your devices and throughout your life and ask for God’s help to set you free from porn if you’ve already become involved.
Today set good rules and boundaries in your life to deal with porn and sexual sin. This will help you in the future when you are married or in a lasting relationship. You might think that you won’t struggle with it when you’re married, but that’s not the truth. You still will, so now is the time to work hard, and with God’s help, you can be freed from your struggles of porn and lust.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you James 4:7
Yahweh, I confess here and now that you are my Creator and therefore the creator of my sexuality. Lord, I confess that you are also my Saviour, that you have ransomed me with your blood. My life and my body belong to You. God, I present myself to you now to be made whole and holy in every way, including in my sexuality. You ask us to present our bodies to you as living sacrifices and the parts of our bodies as instruments of righteousness. Almighty God, I do this now. I present my body; my sexuality and I present my sexual nature to you. Please consecrate me for your will in Christ’s name Amen.
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