Will It Take a Miracle to Stop Using Porn?

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So, you think it will take a miracle for you to recover from your sexual brokenness fully? You have asked Him for that miracle many times and yet are still struggling. Maybe you have lost hope and resigned to a life of sexual sin.

Ok … I saw you roll your eyes and I know you are thinking – “Yeah right like Jesus is going to do a miracle in my life. I am too insignificant to be able to experience a miracle from God.” And that may be true you are insignificant – for a narcissist. The universe does not revolve around you, and everything is not always about you. But stay with me …

So what would it take for you to believe that God wants to do a miraculous healing in you? I could tell you about what He has done in me and other men I know, but you would shrug that off in your feelings of pity and low self-esteem and believe that you are not worthy. If I could prove to you that you are worthy, as worthy as anyone, perhaps you would then believe.

Let’s create a Miracle Scale. On one end, we have the healing of Aunt Bertha’s bunion. Someone laid fingers on her bunion (shudder the thought) and it was healed. I am going to call that a miracle … but a small miracle – wasn’t that big of a bunion. On the other end of the scale would be the resurrection of Jesus – dead in the grave for three days and then a full recovery to a glorified form with angels present. Big time miracle. So, that is the scale … got it?

Where on that scale of 1 – 100 do your miracles fall? You say; “What miracle … I haven’t had any miracle … I even still have a bunion. I have prayed for healing a thousand times and no miracle … still struggling and failing.”

However, that is where you are wrong. God has done at least four miracles in your life already. Big miracles … huge miracles … probably somewhere around 95 – 97 on the 1-100 scale. I like to call them A+ miracles.

What miracles do you ask? Here are the big four …

  1. You used to be dead in sin and an enemy of God’s. You used to follow the god of this age and were a slave to your sinful desires. You were spiritually DEAD … but God, because of His great love for you … made you alive in Christ. You have been resurrected. Once dead – and now alive – that is a big-time miracle. (Eph.2:1-8)
  1. God’s Spirit dwells inside of you. Huge miracle – 1/3 of the Godhead in you! (Eph.1:13-14)
  1. All you sin forgiven – let’s say that’s three a day for 75 years – (and I know you are an overachiever in this area) that would be 82,125 sins. Add in every time we’ve lusted in our minds about another person, let’s say ten times a day = 204,750 sins. – Payment made … you are forgiven – Incredible Miracle!
  1. God has given you the gift of eternal life when we were and are and never will be deserving of it. Big time gift and never-ending miracle!

So, that is 4 miracles God has already done for you. In light of that do you think he can miraculously heal you from sexual brokenness? I am thinking … yes that is possible. The real question is are you thinking the same thing?

A part of getting free from the sexual sins that have entangled and are entangling you is to believe that God will do that work if you will work with Him. This is growing in Christ. This is sanctification. This is how God has set it up so that all of us

“…work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12)

TAKE ACTION:

Keep confessing to your accountability team.

Keep being filled with the Spirit.

Keep reaching out before you reach in.

Healing comes one day at a time.

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Written by John Doyel, a former Senior Pastor of 26 years who is now in his 12th year of recovery from sexual brokenness/addiction. He has written a bible-based program for believers struggling with sexual sin, ministers as a layman in his church each week, and has helped start many 180 Ministries across the country.

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