The Toxicity of Sexual Sin Day 6: Weekly Thoughts
This week, we’ve taken a closer look at our sexual thoughts and actions, asking some very pertinent questions:
Am I honoring God in my sexuality? And if I’m not, what changes can I make today to submit both my mind and body to godliness, even in this area?
We cannot and should not procrastinate in settling our sin issues regarding our sexual choices and thoughts. If we think we will start tomorrow or next week, the likelihood is that Satan will distract us from ever getting started. As long as we are stuck in a prison of sexual sin, we cannot fulfill God’s purposes for us, and we miss out on so many eternal blessings in exchange for short-term pleasure.
If you’re struggling with pornography, social media misconduct, lust, infidelity, sex before marriage—whatever it is—seek help immediately. In order to succeed, you will need accountability and other believers to help you come clean. Don’t worry about what others may think of you; it takes courage to admit you have a problem and to do what’s necessary to find help.
In some cases, you may find that professional Christian counseling is required for you to heal and make better choices. Oftentimes, areas of our lives that were lacking in our past can open up a desire for unhealthy sexual practices in our present. A counselor can effectively help you identify areas that contributed to your poor choices and give you tools to help you conquer them going forward. And always, we can take our needs before our heavenly Father, asking for help and knowing we will find grace in our time of need.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10, ESV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9, ESV)