One thing that's helped me is praying for a desire to read in the first place. God helps me to have the desire to do those things which are good that my body/mind doesn't want to.Same here. It's a way to just kind-of veg. Out and pass time. I read as well but It's always a challenging read like a textbook or the Bible so sometimes it does feel nice to do something mindless, even though I probably shouldnt.
Oh brother what a beautiful story about the Lord! It brings tears to my eyes how good He is and how merciful He is toward His own. Come to Him no matter how desperate or non-desperate you are!
One thing that's helped me is praying for a desire to read in the first place. God helps me to have the desire to do those things which are good that my body/mind doesn't want to.
I love my savior Jesus Christ. My joy from being saved is now greater than the sorrow I felt during the addiction. I walked through the valley of the shadow of death and now I am able to rest in green pastures. He has restored my soul.
I feel like P use is really starting to become separate from my current identity which is fantastic.
Oof, sorry for the ban. Glad you're still sticking around with a different account though!amen brother, glad to hear that. He is the cause of our salvation and im sure the sanctification as well.
thats great to hear! once it starts to become distant and no longer on the forefront of your mind you begin to not really see it as a viable option for pleasure seeking or stress management. By the way, i am daybyday1988. Someone reported me for "spam" for sharing a link to the blocking software i use.
Day 57 no PMO
I decided to use my favorite scripture as my signature. Romans 5:6-8 gave me particular comfort while going through my struggles with addiction. I was separated from God because of my addiction and this scripture gave me hope that despite my disobedience, He still loved me. This love is so complete that He was willing to give His son as a sacrifice in order for us to return to His presence. My longing to feel His love is what kept me going after every relapse. Now I feel His love every day and my joy is full. God is good.
Praise God. The added benefit of having family over is there is really no way to PMO even if you wanted to! Great healthy boundaryDay 58 no PMO
My sister is visiting for the week. She just finished a semester in college and is spending time with my family before moving to Oregon to work this summer. It feels so great to not have shame or guilt because of relapses. It's hard to face people you care about while struggling with this addiction, especially family members. I am indeed blessed to have the opportunity to focus on spending time with my sister rather than struggling with this addiction. He continues to save me day by day!
praise God! You are a new creation brother, no going back to the life of sin and shame!Day 63 no PMO
Had another wet dream last night. This is the first time I have ever had this happen 2 nights in a row. Didn't have any erotic dreams this time either, which is good. These dreams used to be super triggering for me because lust would overwhelm me afterwards. Now there isn't really a struggle. I have absolutely no desire to return to my old habits. Life is so much better just 2 months later that it feels unreal. I am going to keep moving forward to something better rather than looking back to where I've been. For me, that means moving towards Jesus Christ.
For sure! I can definitively say that I have been born again. My rebirth occurred when I gave this addiction to God. I told Him I couldn't overcome with my own power and that I needed Him to save me. After that, there has been no struggle and the recovery process has been so easy. My soul has been healed by God. It was hard to get to this point because it required me to completely submit to God and His plan rather than my own.praise God! You are a new creation brother, no going back to the life of sin and shame!