I grew up seeing the changes in the world of technology. I saw the diskettes and some of the “big box” visual display units. I saw how these things began to change right before us. 

As a young boy, I was visiting with an uncle during that era. He had a computer and internet linked to it. When I got the opportunity to browse one day when I was alone at home, the links I looked for were pornographic. 

Being an amateur, someone discovered when they saw the history list on the system. I denied it. 

During my first stint in a university, I had my first access to pornography. My roommates had video discs of it staring at you in the face. Now, here is my hypocrisy – I will go and hide when they are watching. But when they are not around, I indulge in it. They thought I was the good boy. 

These are the days that pornography is accessible at a click. You carry it with you anywhere you are. You are drawn to it at the click of a button. It comes for you so hard that it seems so difficult to stand. Listen! You can win the war. 

Know this- You can never overcome any strange habit that you keep hiding. Temptation thrives on the ground of secrecy. As long as it is hidden, it is powerful. It loses its power when you stop denying and hiding. 

In your intent to become accountable and open so you can win the battle, do not look for someone that you will be “comfortable” with and “anonymous” with. Let it be someone who can hold you by the hand and ask you tough questions. Tell a mature person in Christ around you. Let that demon lose its sting on you. 

Sin is comfortable when your ego keeps it hidden. It feeds on your ego but then bites hard again, and you fall harder every next opportunity. When sin sees you trying to escape, it fortifies its walls all around you. Break the hold by refusing it a place to hide. 

Hear the word of the Lord: 

You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together.

Song of Songs 2:15 TPT

There is a blossoming relationship between God and you. Will you let the foxes destroy the vine?

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