Are You Using Porn, Or Is Porn Using You?

a man behind bars representing the slavery of uncontrolled desires
Often what we call freedom is a gateway to slavery.

We like to think we are in the driver’s seat of our lives. We make choices and we assume that’s all there is to it. The truth, however, is that our choices today impact our ability to make choices in the future. Have you ever met someone that regularly makes choices that go against their well-being? They are clearly not in the driver’s seat of their lives because no one (in virtually every circumstance) would intentionally drive off a bridge or into a steel pole. The person you have in mind is some kind of mental slave. And maybe that person is you.

Every great thing in life starts out as something small. And addiction is no exception. No one wakes up today thinking “Can’t wait to get addicted!” If you regularly use porn, aware of all its harms, then you are probably an addict. I don’t care if it’s every day, once a week, or once a month. To harm yourself on a regular or semi-regular basis is a sign of a deep problem. If this describes you, the chances are that porn is using you as much as you are using porn. Right now you are ensnared in a vicious cycle and you had better get a hold of it before it derails your life in ways you may not even be able to imagine.

I’ve lived long enough to see porn addictions ruin relationships, including marriages and walks with God, destroy health, both mental and physical, and create a host of spiritual, emotional, and financial problems. Question for you—how much damage are you willing to take before you take serious and courageous action to get back in the driver’s seat of your life?

It doesn’t matter if you’re 12, 22, or 42, the time is always ripe to get back on the straight and narrow. What begins as a simple resolution is likely to give birth to a host of habits (like installing content filters, reading books and testimonies on purity, developing a strong relationship with God, growing in your prayer life, establishing accountability relationships, & fostering healthy connections with others) that maximize the probability for success.

There are defining moments in life that disproportionately influence the future course of events. What if the decision you make right here and now could shape not only your destiny but that of generations not yet born?

Author: DL Admin

A Christian millennial passionate about seeing people live free from the harmful psychological and relational effects of lust.

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