So many people brush pornography to the side either ignoring the fact that people struggle with it or ignoring the fact that they personally struggle with it. I struggled with being addicted to porn for 8 years, when my life took a spin for the worst it became an escape route for me to take and I traveled the journey alone. I never told anyone, because it is a shameful side of me. I wanted to break free from it for so long, but it had its little fingers wrapped around me and I couldn’t get loose. I prayed and prayed asking God to free me, and it always seemed like He ignored me…until one day I realized I was the one ignoring Him. Every time that satan tempted me, God would always offer a way out…but I wouldn’t see it, or I would just flat out ignore it. I finally hit a brick wall and told God that I couldn’t do it anymore, I didn’t want to do it anymore. I completely gave it to Him, and He did free me. It took discipline and a lot of saying “No!” to satan, but I am free.
I sit here and I wonder how many other girls are addicted too. I know it happens. It is easy to fall into, and a lot of times no one knows how to get out, some even think it is impossible. But I know for a fact it is not! It is not going to be easy to break free at all, but I’ll tell you a few things you can do to make it easier. Tell someone who you trust, like a parent or church leader, someone who can help you fight it. When you are feeling tempted, walk away! This one is so simple, yet so hard to do. But just get up and walk away. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” This verse simple means to follow after God, draw near to Him, say “no” to satan, and he will have to go away under God’s command! How awesome is that? When we submit ourselves to God and are under His will than when we tell satan to go, he has to go! That is so awesome!
God wants to help you through this struggle, and He is really the only thing that can help anyone overcome it. I know for me that if I had to do it by myself I would still be struggling. But I let God feel the empty voids of my life instead of things that might have caused happiness for five minutes. And I strongly encourage you to give it up to God and let Him have complete control. He takes so much delight in you as a person, and loves you so very much.