Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers –
Honesty is one of the best tools employed by God to produce freedom. I’ve struggled with things a majority of my life, over the last few years it has been sexual sin(in the form of porn and/or masturbation). I can freely speak on these things, because I have been made free from these sins . Even after freedom, the Enemy has plagued me for the last six months- telling me that God didn’t really set me free and that I was still bound to him. The worst part is as I became tired from fighting, I began to believe him. What if I was still bound to my past? What if there are roots in me that is keeping me stuck to the Enemy? So today…I did some research, I desired to know scripture to combat the enemy, so I looked up what the Bible has to say about masturbation. I found that the Church doesn’t like to talk about these things, which is sad because if we discussed some of these things … more people would be free.
John 8:32 says”Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” NIV
That’s the beauty of the truth, it exposes what you may have never seen in order to guide you to freedom.
God showed me that the root for my dealings with sexual sin was the fact that I didn’t love myself. I said I loved myself and projected this false sense of confidence but in actuality, I neither loved nor saw myself the way God loved and saw me. This is why I allowed loneliness to rob me of so many years. This is why I entered into so many awful relationships and this is why I allowed people to mistreat and mishandle me for so long. God saw me as precious, but I saw myself as worthless- meaning absolutely nothing to those around me. This was the root cause of what’s been going on in the my life…
What are your roots? Why are dealing with the sin you are entrapped in? If you ask…the Holy Spirit will show you the exact cause of your voluntary bondage.
Secret sins only exist if we allow them to remain a secret. I’ve learned that I rather tell on myself, be transparent and free then to be bound to the bondage of silence. Some don’t care for my transparency but I won’t change my path of freedom for another’s opinion.
You can not love unconditionally until you receive the unconditional love given to you. As you receive My love, I show you your value and worth in Me. You then come to love yourself and others.
These are the words the Holy Spirit ministered to me this evening, and so I share them with you. It’s time to face our fears, demons, setbacks and disappointments. It’s time to be truly honest with oneself and destroy the charade that some of us has been presenting for years. So join me as we tell the world that we will live in truth and we will walk in freedom.
With God’s help, I am learning to love and see myself the way He does. As I progress in Him, He gives me the strength to be the best I can be. You can be the best you can be. You can be free. No matter what the addiction is, no matter the circumstance, no matter the habit – freedom can be yours as well. I believe in a God that is bigger than what I am facing and bigger than what I am going through. His love can set you free!
Until next time,
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