It’s a new year and for many men, they make the resolution that “This will be the year that I don’t watch pornography! I really mean it!” That’s a great resolution to make however, trying to do it on your own is a recipe for failure.
Let’s face it, how many times have you uttered those same words only to fail time after time and give into temptation? This year will be different though. How? We are going to go through this together. We will give you advice on how to get over this vice using various tried and successful methods.
As a disclaimer: We at Forging Men are not doctors, counselors or professionals in the sexual addiction field. We are a group of men who have been where you are and through the grace of God, have been able to overcome the grips of pornography.
As I just mentioned, it is through the grace of God that you too will be able to overcome this plague of pornography. If you are ready to do this, then continue to read on.
You are probably thinking to yourself “Why would God want to help someone like me?” Because you are his son and he loves you and he wants you to spend eternity in Heaven. God knows us, as men, and he knows how weak we are, especially when it comes to the beauty of women. Women don’t make us do stupid things though. We consciously make those stupid decisions on our own. Let’s take Adam for example in the Garden of Eden. God gave him a job to till and protect the garden. When Eve gave Adam the apple, he was either tempted by the beauty of the fruit, the beauty of Eve, the charm of the serpent or something else but the fact of the matter was, he was tempted and he gave into that temptation and we all know it went downhill from there. You are no different than Adam.
God loved Adam just like he loves you. He wants you to succeed in getting over this vice you have and to become the son that he intended you to be. With that being said, let’s get down to business with our first week of 2018 get to work on your road to freedom from pornography.
Week 1 Training
Find a place that is quiet. Maybe that is a room at home, a walk in the wilderness or a pew at Church but make sure it is a place where you will not be interrupted or have any distractions for at least 30 minutes.
Wherever you are, sit down and relax. Focus on your breathing or the silence in the room and put yourself at peace. Next, talk to God just like you would a friend. If possible, do it out loud. Let God know how much you want to be rid of this plague of pornography in your life. Let him know how disgusted you are, how sick it makes you feel and how empty it leaves you inside. Next, tell him that you are sorry and that you want to do his will and that you will do whatever it takes, no matter how much it hurts, to allow him to help you get through this. Lastly, just sit there in silence and allow God to love you. Allow him to sit by you and hold you. Some of us never felt that from our own fathers. Allow God the father to hold you and love you. Allow Jesus Christ his son to hold you and love you. Allow the Holy Spirit to hold you and love you.
This is a new year my brother and together with the grace of God, you will know the freedom from pornography this year. Until next week, may God bless you and protect you and bring you to everlasting life, Amen.