Ok, this message might freak you out if you’re not dealing with stuff like this, but know that some people are, but the steps to help those people can apply to other areas in your life.
20% American teens have sent nude or semi-nude photos of themselves digitally
39% had sent sexually explicit text messages
Did you know that sexting is a felony?
Don’t put yourself in that kind of postition
2. Porn (pornography)
Guess what? It is a big deal, it’s certainly not harmless, it messes with your brain, it gives you false expectations, it will ruin your life with your future spouse.
While this tends to be an issue with guys, girls build up our own false expectations other ways…
You know, those movies, what they guy is supposed to do, how he’s supposed to act, what he’s supposed to say, ect…
Do you really think any guy could ever live up to that? No way!
“Ok, so what do I do now?”
A. Change your enviroment
-2 Timothy 2:22 Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God.
RUN!!!!! Get away from it!
“Junk food” will ruin your “appetite”
Changing your environment will change how you act
“What is your environment?” Your environment could be who you hang out with/talk to, what you listen to (music), and what you see (TV, movies)
What are they teaching you? what is constantly going into your brain?!?!? Make a decision, it’s up to you. You might need to make some changes in your life.
B. Bounce your eyes
Matthew 5:28-30 Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt. Let’s not pretend this is easier than it really is. If you want to live a morally pure life, here’s what you have to do: You have to blind your right eye the moment you catch it in a lustful leer. You have to choose to live one-eyed or else be dumped on a moral trash pile. And you have to chop off your right hand the moment you notice it raised threateningly. Better a bloody stump than your entire being discarded for good in the dump.
If you see something you shouldn’t be seeing, bounce your eyes, and if it ain’t on the menu, cover it up!!!!!!!!!
C. Renew your mind.
Junk gets in there no matter what, so get it out.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Just remember, Jesus defeated Satan with 3 words, IT IS WRITTEN
He could have told Satan to get out of there and leave Him alone, but instead he decided to leave an example for us.
Psalm 119:11 MSG I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
D. Swallow your pride and get some accountability
Need some help keeping yourself away from those websites? Go to that link, download it, it’l help you keep yourself accountable. Find someone who can help you. Set up roadblocks in front of what you shouldn’t be doing to keep yourself away.
(notes adapted from Twentyfour7 youth church ~Tammy Queen~ with of course my own twist and comments :D)