How To Stop Lusting – 3 Steps to Quit Your Porn Addiction

How to stop lusting - Kill Your Porn Addiction

In a previous Gamerfaith article we talked elaborately about escaping lust. This is an extremely important topic to me, because it negatively effects so many people. For years I struggled with addiction myself, assuming (falsely) that it was normal to have addictions like this. As the years went on, however, I learned that it is possible to escape lust!

If you have a pornography addiction, and/or you want to learn how to stop lusting, try systematically following these steps.

As mentioned before, there is a much more comprehensive article on this subject that you can find by clicking here. This article will be much shorter, but if you are persistent in following these steps, I am confident that you will grow stronger in your fight against addiction.

1.Redirect Your Focus

Keeping your focus away from the temptation can only win part of the battle. That’s why it’s important to not only remove your focus from the things that cause you to struggle, but to also redirect your focus towards God. God is love, and He can help you through this difficulty. He is capable of transforming hearts in incredible ways. First, however, you must decide to draw closer to Him. Be persistent about this, it’s worth it.

James 4 (ESV)

1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”– 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

2.Stay Out of Dangerous Areas

How to stop lusting

If you know (from experiences in the past) that you tend to have terrible physical balance, you probably shouldn’t start walking the tightrope at the circus. In the same way, if you know (from experience in the past) that you cant be trusted on a computer alone, while hanging out with certain friends, or while watching certain shows… You probably shouldn’t keep returning to those activities.

Don’t give your temptations an inch. Snuff out the fire when it’s a spark, or it may grow into a great flame.

3.Keep a High Score

How to stop lusting

Addiction is an interesting thing. For me, it seems, when you give into temptation one day, it is much harder NOT to give into temptation again the next day. For example:

  • Skipping Workouts
  • Drinking Soda
  • Not Reading The Bible
  • Procrastinating on Homework
  • Having a Negative Attitude
  • Playing Too Many Video Games
  • Watching Too Much TV
  • Being Selfish
  • Lying
  • and Lusting

All of these things can become very easy to repeat tomorrow, if they are practiced today. Drop your addiction today. Replace bad habits by seeking to make God the primary joy of your life. Try following these steps, and see what happens. If you need MORE help, check out this much more detailed article!

Love you guys! Praying for you!

-Caleb

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3 Comments

  • Craig says:

    On the list of things that are addictive, I think a very good one for people to think about would also be, the bad habit of not going to church. I know so many people that talk about coming to church but because they are so used to just staying at home on Sunday, their words are just good intentions. That’s just one example, lately I’ve been struggling with cussing and bad humor, it’s such a small simple thing but it reflects so much to others about you, maybe some things that aren’t necessarily true. Luckily for all of us, grace covers a multitude of sins, however we have to make a conscious decision to turn from these things, or wake up on Sunday, or turn off the video game. Like you said, it’s so easy to just repeat the same thing tomorrow, so we have to make the decision today.

    God bless man, thanks for sharing as always!

    • Caleb Nisley says:

      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, Craig! I always enjoy reading them, as well as many of your Facebook posts!

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