Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Man's Most Deadliest Predator

I have in the past not spoken up much about major struggles in the Christian World or with certain groups in general.

I was really trying to decide what (if anything) I wanted to blog about, as I have been rather drained of ideas lately, I was reading through Romans and came across a verse in Romans 2 that struck me.

"This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ..."
- Romans 2:16

As a victim and attacker myself, it amazes me how many people in the Christian World behave as Pharisees. We are quick to point out the sins of others, all the while hiding our sins close to our heart, where we think they cannot be seen. The reality is they are being seen by the only person who truly matters...God.

I was wondering, why it is that we get in the habit of hiding our struggles from our brothers or sisters in Christ, who can help us to over come them. Of course, the obvious is the fact that we are all acting like Pharisees, but if we were to take that out of the mix, why is it we hide these things?

I think that some of the reasons is lack of resources within the church to help. I also believe, though, that a main reason is that there is a feeling of embarrassment and pride that interfers with our transparency. Yet, those little secrets go on to destroy our marriages, families, friendships and ministries.

I decided some time ago that I did not want that to happen to me and my many relationships and so I decided to seek help. I want to spend some time over the next few days discussing my struggles and what I have done to overcome them, in the hopes that it may encourage others to do the same. Perhaps we can create a movement of Christians who openly seek help from one another so that we can all grow closer in Christ.

So here we go!

I want to spend the next few blogs discussing my addiction to pornography and how it almost destroyed my life. It has been amazing how God has moved in my life to overcome this addiction. The tools that God has placed in my life, in the form of books, accountability partners, and a wonderful wife are all necessary for a successful recovery.

The next few blogs I will cover topics like:

  • Addict or Pervert? Is it really a disease?
  • This is not something you can do alone....literally!
  • You can't be embarrassed if you really want help.
  • It won't be cold turkey, it does take time.
My intent is to be as transparent as possible, and so I may include stuff that could be uncomfortable for some. Please read with caution as I share with you the journey I have taken.

P.S. Please keep my in prayer that I won't back out of where I feel God is leading me!

1 comment:

Kelly Rae said...

I applaud your bravery and transparency. You will be in my prayers.