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To Do List – Turn from your sin

Think about 1 Cor 10:13. God promises a way out. All too often we sit and pray and ask God to deliver on his promise and we feel like he never shows up. We get madder and madder feeling like God abandoned us and that he doesn’t exist. The reality is that instead of using God’s way out we are waiting for God to do it all for us.

Porn. Get rid of it. If you don’t trash it you will go back to it. This stuff has no business being in your house, your computer or anywhere else that you can get to it. Throw away all videos you have, including the R rated videos. These are triggers. Stay away from convenience stores. You don’t need to have the magazines screaming at you from the rack.

Affairs. If it’s a relationship you need to break it off immediately and never have contact with that person again – ever. If it’s internet chatting, Facebook or other “social media” that you use, then you need to abandon/delete those accounts, delete the emails and the email accounts. Purge everything. Don’t leave any stone unturned.

Denial runs strong here. It’s pretty common for someone to think “You don’t understand how bad my marriage is. My spouse doesn’t understand me. Sex is lousy. They are always on my case or worse yet, absent. But this person I have the affair with…we study scripture and pray together. I married the wrong person. It was my fault, not God’s. Somehow I missed that special person God picked out for me. Now I realize it. We belong together.”

Let me be perfectly clear here. This is all a pack of lies designed to mess your life up. If you are married to them, then they are God’s choice for you. Honestly, I have never seen a failing marriage where both people were not at fault. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work on your marriage.

Prostitution. Never return to that area where you would go to hire them – ever. You need to avoid the temptations that get you hooked in. Stop carrying money and get some accountability for the cash that is in your pocket.

Have you ever heard the joke about the guy in the flood? He was resolved that he was going to have faith in the Lord – that the Lord would save him. Warnings came and he stood his ground, A Sheriff’s car came buy and he stood his ground even though the water was rising. A boat came by and he stood his ground. He ended up drowning. All the while we has believing that God would deliver him. When he got to heaven he asked God (quite angrily, I might add) where was he? God responded “I sent, warnings, a car, a boat. What more do you want?”.

Think about 1 Cor 10:13. God promises a way out. All too often we sit and pray and ask God to deliver on his promise and we feel like he never shows up. We get madder and madder feeling like God abandoned us and that he doesn’t exist. The reality is that instead of using God’s way out we are waiting for God to do it all for us. We have lots of ways that God has given us in the form of filters, delete buttons, brothers in the Lord. We are swimming in help, we just don’t take it.

Victory Is Possible is written by someone who has struggled with sexual sin for decades. I have found victory since 2005. I am not a licensed or trained counselor or pastor and do not pretend to be one. I post my experience here in a hope that you may learn from that experience in your own journey of recovery. As always…I encourage you to seek the the will of the Lord and the advice of wise friends, counselors and pastors before making major life changes. You may contact Victory Is Possible at victoryispossible@gmail.com. All contacts will be kept confidential.

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