I’ve been reading a certain blog that says that internet porn is “like an addiction” and many pastors surveyed -50% -say they log on to porn. Some well known, powerful and on-fire preachers who obviously love the Lord have lost families because of their “addiction” to porn.
So what is going on? Is it an uncontrollable pull that brings so many to the porn pages? Are they unwittingly in the path of the huge avalache of a mudslide which is internet porn? Are they accidentally clicking into the porn pages? (I’m on the internet very often and I’ve not accidentally clicked into porn!) Or is it more the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life? 1John 2:16.
Now I can’t leave myself out of this. Im not condemning. When I see some french fries (which I love!!) and I know I had them yesterday and the day before yesterday, yet I see those fries in my mind’s eye, and I have a kitchen full of potatoes waiting to be peeled and cut into fries, I could say that Im addicted to fries. Then it’s no longer my fault.
It’s an addiction after all. But the truth of the matter is that I simply lust after french fries! Yes lust. My lust for them is stronger than my dislike of the weight I gain from them. I believe that those who navigate to the porn sites have made a conscious decision to do so. I believe there’s some pride involved as well, because there was a first time, when one could have resisted, because they wasn’t “addicted” then.
But whether it’s an addiction or it’s weakness or pride or whatever, God is able to help us navigate our way away from the things of the world that would ensare us and destroy us. If we humble ourselves and go before Him and diligently seek Him, He can and will save us and restore us. So to those who have internet porn addictions, repent, go to your trusted pastor or find someone who you can trust who is willing to help you through and make yourself accountable so as to overcome the addiction. Do whatever is necessary to free yourself from this demonic snare!!