“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:13-16, NKJV.
One day while sitting on my sofa, a thought entered my mind to watch an online sex video. So I grabbed my phone and watched one video. By the time I watched a second one I realized the enemy was trying to lure me into an addiction to pornography. I put the phone down.
In the Christian world, we don’t usually hear anything being taught or discussed regarding pornography and women. It’s seen as something only men struggle with. But truth be told, there is an increasing number of women who watch online pornography and many are in the church. The enemy whispers in our ears, “You’re lonely. You need this. Go ahead and watch. It’s ok.” What he doesn’t tell us is how it distorts our view of sex and intimacy, how it destroys our marriages, how it programs our mind with graphic sexual images, and the list goes on. Addiction to pornography is a dangerous road that we do not want to go down. The Bible encourages us to gird up the loins of our mind, to be sober, and to not conform to the former lusts that we used to walk in when we were ignorant and didn’t know God. The Lord tells us to be holy, for He is holy.
When I realized what the enemy was trying to do in me, I began to pray to God. I had to remember that God is holy and He wanted me to be holy. I had to remember that no sin is worth losing the love and respect of my husband and children over. No addiction is worth losing my marriage over. It was then that I made a quality decision to not go down that road of addiction. It was then that I decided to open up to my husband about everything I had been feeling, thinking and entertaining and not keep it to myself.
We become wiser the moment we realize how our decisions impact those around us. Stay away from pornography, woman of God! It’s not worth losing your life over.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for ministering your truth to my heart. I receive your correction. I ask that you forgive me of all sin and break the power of any sexual sin off of my life. Purify me and cleanse me. I cast down every evil imagination and I take every thought captive. You are my Lord and if you say, “No” I can’t watch it, the answer is “No”! So I say “No” to all sexual sin! I say “No” to pornography today, tomorrow and the next day and so on, until the enemy understands I’m not going that way. Thank you Lord for empowering me to live holy and in a way that pleases you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read 2 Corinthians 10:5; James 4:7; James 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:18; Mark 9:47)