That`s true God is GREATER than any sin , I `m picking on sexual sin this time specifically pornography because this is the modern addiction that its affecting our young generations,because once I struggled with it as well and because I know many so called "pastors and preachers" are afraid or ashamed to talk about it.
Ok, we all know that Internet and technology now days are very powerful tools that kids/teenagers are using for school purposes,information ,etc..matter fact who doesnt use the internet?? this tool is now days the main source of evil.
Back in the day... (if you can relate this is for you): Lets say I was never into porn but I was introduced to it and I never realized how bad it was until I was caught up in it .First it started with the "pics game" sending/receiving nasty pics with the random dudes I was dating, until it became a normal thing to do.Then when I got in a relationship my bf at that time was an addict(I never saw it that way until I came to Christ),he would ask me for pics, he would ask me to do this or do that, when we moved together we would watch movies and stuff ,our relationship was based on pure LUST. At that time I thought it was fun but things started to get ugly, when I wasn`t around he would watch movies and certain websites and masturbate ,giving me the feeling that I wasnt good enough! destroying my self-esteem, and when we finally broke up I realized I was caught up with his bad habits, I was sneaking on websites thinking "I can stop this whenever I want" but true is I couldnt! I was falling more into it instead, and far from feeling happy and satisfied I was feeling guilty,ashamed,empty and defeated for my many self efforts to stop it because deep inside I knew this was wrong!
Then I finally came to the only ONE I knew that could help me ,CHRIST! I wanted ,SO bad to get rid of this bad habit,I wanted to be holy and pure as he wants me to be, I knew that even this was behind close doors and nobody knew bout it ,I knew God did so there was no point on ignoring it. So I started seeking The Lord so desperately,reading and meditating on his word, constantly praying,I had to make the decision to cut off all that wordly/sexual music that was poisoning my mind,tv as well,social media, etc..I had to clear my mind from all those nasty/wordly and evil thoughts and let God run my mind whit godly/pure thoughts and his word.
Here`s the thing no matter how big, or how bad ,etc.. YOU THINK your sin is ,God can help you but YOU have to want to change! you have to be willing to do what it takes," just like the athletes put the hard work to come out victorious", you can not come up to God with an attitude and be like "ok God change me if you can," this aint no magic trick that its gonna miraculous happen over night, you have to make the decision to cut off all the(impure/wordly) things that come between YOU and God`s holiness, you have to want it REALLY REALLY BAD!!!!!!!! .
if you struggling with sexual sin, I encourage you to take a min. and pounder this : is it worth the momentary pleasure for an eternity in hell? is my flesh ever gonna be completely satisfied?? am I willing to do what it takes to overcome my struggles??
Let me say this,In my carnal mind I used to think that living pure was impossible to do , but in God anything its possible "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (philippians 4:13) yes that is! God is gonna give you the strength for you to remove all those things that are keeping you away from Him!
Come closer to God, I encourage you to read 2 Peter1:1-11 meditate on this scripture, verse 5 to 10 says :
"In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with SELF-CONTROL, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. "
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May God give you the spiritual strength to Overcome sin.