DAY 4: #CTP(Call-To-Pray)#PORNOGRAPHY #TRANSPARENCY
Since the age of 10, I have struggled with this addiction. Much like the beginning of sin, it’s started with curiosity. Now this delusion arises from Satan’s craft, the father of lies, who knows well that if he can get me once to sin, he can easily make me sin twice and thrice, till at length I’ve been taken captive at his will. In general, He sees that curiosity is man’s greatest and first snare, as it was in paradise; Eve found herself gazing with mingled curiosity and admiration upon the fruit of the forbidden tree. She saw it was very lovely, and was reasoning with herself why God had so decidedly prohibited their eating or touching it.
•56% of divorce cases involved once person having an obsessive interest in pornography.
•Pornography users are 2x more likely to suffer from clinical depression.
• Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.
•As much as some may try to avoid porn at all costs, still over 20% of adults and over 80% of children get exposed to porn unintentionally.
Father God, curiosity exposed me to the world of pornography, and God as You know, I have struggled to break free but always end up getting back into it. I don’t know what to do and I want to stop – God I often ponder what if I had never seen that first picture and watched that first boot legged video.
I know porn is not part of Your plan and I know that many people; men and women of all ages are sucked into it – but every time that I try to break free from the habit I often return back again and again. God, I know that it saddens my wife to know that I have this addiction to porn and I ask that in Your grace You cut the chords and the chains for good!
Lord, show me how I can break the habit permanently – I believe that Jesus is able to help break this addiction in other people, and I am asking You to help me to break it in my life too.
Lord, in Ephesians chapter 6, which talks about the armour of God, and although I realise that I have to make a choice myself, to stop my involvement with porn.. I am beginning to understand that as I submit my will to the Holy Spirit, that by His grace, He will help me through this difficult time. Forgive me for the part that I have played in seeking after dirty things and may I learn how to live my life as You would have me live – I ask this in Jesus name, Amen!