13 Ways to Ruin Your Life, the FREE book from Jarrod Jones
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“The crystal-meth of sexual obsession is internet sex” (13 Ways, p. 45). Would you believe that porn addiction is more powerful than drug and/or alcohol addiction?
“When pornography is combined with sexual release, as in masturbation, and the naturally occurring [endorphins] are set free all over the brain, this is a high reward for the brain. Because it is not a chemical imitation, it’s even more addictive.” (1)
If that addictive, is one more look truly worth it? In addition, what measures can you take to avoid this addiction? Porn is not the ultimate issue. Masturbation neither. Lust is the issue. So what do you do with the lust? The Bible says, “Kill it” (Colossians 3:5). Put a shotgun to lust’s head and pull the trigger. In other words, deprive the lust of its power. And this could lead back to porn among many other things (movies, magazines, conversations, etc). What is empowering your lust? Whatever that is, get rid of it, avoid it, even run for your life from it (1 Corinthians 6:18)!
And ultimately, keep this in mind:
“When the ‘one more look’ drags you toward the sexual sin, take ten long looks at the cross of Jesus. Think about Jesus’ stunning sacrifice, His great love, His awesome freedom, and His gripping grace gifted to you when He saved you by His death on the cross. You are free from addiction and free from struggle and free from sin because He beat it all on the cross. You are no longer a slave to your lusts. You are a son of His love and glory. So embrace the truth and live it by constant repentance and faith” (13 Ways, p.54)
What practical ways can you share with our readers of how to kill lust in the heart (deprive it of its power)? Please share in the comments section. Thanks!
(1) “Brain Pathways” by Douglas Weiss, PhD.
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Thanks for your encouragement my friend. I hope you’ll keep checking back for further content. I hope to post bi-weekly to once a month. Also, I hope you had opp. to download the free copy of the 13 Ways book. Blessings!