Shh…Addicted to Porn? Your 1 Step to Freedom

Shh…Addicted to Porn? Your 1 Step to Freedom

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Alright, you know porn is bad.

Watching porn makes you feel dirty and condemned.

I am sure you agree with me that pornography is from the pit of hell. It is filthy, destroys our idea about sex, and corrupts our thinking.

But here is where you are stuck.

It has become an addiction. You have been hiding this from those around you. You have tried many online accountability sites to get rid of this habit, but nothing seems to be working.

There is hope

Let me tell you, this is not by chance that you are reading this. If you are fed up with your pornographic addiction and crying out for freedom, please trust me with this one key.

Only ONE.

Follow this, and I am praying that it will trigger a move that will break the hold of pornography over your life.

The quickest way to your breakthrough from a sin is to EXPOSE it (And yes pornography is a sin!)

Never forget this – What you hide has power over your life.

The devil wants you to conceal your addiction to pornography, and he will bring you reasons likeshame, fear, guilt to keep you from exposing it.

John 3:20 says, Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

You see, the devil is not interested in just playing hide and seek with you. He has only one agenda and that is to knock you out of God’s plan for your life and to completely destroy you and the lives that are connected to you.

Even as you read this, don’t delay

Take a step of faith and expose your struggle with a same-sex mentor, pastor or someone who is mature in the Lord, who can pray with you and guide you. The Bible says confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed (James 5:16). Make sure this person should be filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word and living a life glorifying Jesus.

Trample that fear and shame and make this conversation face to face. No whatsapp. No SMS. Just speak your heart out. And allow God to do the rest!

XOXO
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Fear of Dark? Be Set Free Now!

Fear of Dark? Be Set Free Now!

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How many of you have a fear of dark? Does this fear keeps you from sleeping or wakes you up in the middle of the night? Is it like a storm of negative thoughts that rage a battle in your mind when evening fades, and there seems to be no escape? We believe this post will set you free. Remember these 5 things:

1. Your Father is the creator of nights

God is the creator of nights (Genesis 1:5) and He created the moon and stars to govern the night (Genesis 1:16) and God is exalted as head over all (1Chr 29:11-12). Once you digest this truth, know that as a child of God, you have authority over the night and every power of darkness. There is absolutely nothing that can match up to the power of the Spirit of Jesus inside you, whether it is day or night. The name of Jesus makes every darkness tremble! Wake up to the authority that God has given you and everyday command order in your night and commit your hours of sleep to the Lord. God says: I give my beloved sleep (Psalm 127:2).

2. Face your fears head on

Running away from your fears is not an option, fight it head on. God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). What God has not given you, why are you gullible enough to accept it? Use the sword of the Word of God and resist every trash from the enemy. Out loud declare every fear to leave. Get aggressive in what God says about you. Night shines bright as day and darkness is as light to God (Psalm 139:12) and so shall it will be for you. I believe that years of fear-filled nights and trauma will be broken for you right now in the name of Jesus.

3. Guard your senses

Just as faith comes by hearing, fear too comes by hearing. It’s what we hear and receive into our hearts through our senses that begins to project pictures in our imagination. So what are you feeding your mind most of the time? Are you looking at pictures that bring in fear, are you hearing experiences that make you shiver? Cut out the ungodly influences over your life, and you will be successful in choking majority of your fears. Instead feed (not just read) on the Word of God and your faith will grow. Let your room resound with worship music every night. Spend time praying in tongues. Paste scriptures of courage and boldness all around your bedroom walls. If this post encouraged you, write back to us. Share with us your struggles with unforgiveness, and we would be happy to pray for you.

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4. What you do before you sleep matters

During the night time, somehow things always look magnified – like if you hear some worrisome news, your fears and imagination becomes magnified. That’s why the Bible says, Meditate upon my Word day and night (Joshua 1:8). Instead of your phone or television, dwell on the Word of God and use your time before sleep especially to magnify your God. The Psalmist says, On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of night (Psalm 63:6). Don’t allow worry, anxiety to be your portion. Meditate on the promises of God – The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night (Psalm 121:6). God is my pillar of fire in the night (Exodus 13:21). Thank God for his faithfulness every night (Psalms 92:2)

5. Know what the devil is fighting!

Dreams are a powerful channel for God to communicate, and the devil is trying hard to hijack this channel by adulterating it and also through sleeplessness. So guard your eyes and what they see! Know what the devil is fighting – Jacob had an encounter with God when he was alone at night (Genesis 32:22-32). Secrets were revealed to Daniel in night visions (Daniel 2:19). You can make your nights a season of encounter! Start celebrating your nights instead of fearing them. May you get divine songs in the night (Job 35:10). May your nights open up divine wisdom and divine instruction from God (Psalm 16:7). May you get prophetic dreams (Matthew 2:13, Acts 2:17, Matthew 2:19).

Come on, child of God, rise up and stand. Live not one second more in the fear of dark or night. You have a name that makes darkness tremble!

XOXO
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Are You Bitter? It’s Time To Let Go

Are You Bitter? It’s Time To Let Go

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” *Mark 11:25*

LET GO- this is one of the most liberating things you can hear today, especially if you have been bitter in your heart and have been holding onto unforgiveness for a long time. Bitterness keeps you bound, robs you of joy and hinders you from living a fulfilled life. Whereas forgiveness liberates you, brings happiness and helps you live an abundant life.

Now you might be deeply hurt by someone and asking, “Why should I forgive this person?” I get it. I have asked the same question myself a few times in the past.

Here are few reasons why you must forgive and let go of that bitterness:

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The cost of holding onto that bitterness is greater

Many times there is a false sense of achievement in bitterness. You can be deceived into thinking that you are gaining something by holding onto a grudge. The truth is the longer you hold onto unforgiveness, knowingly or unknowingly, it is you who suffer, not the one you are bitter towards.

“..that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” Hebrews 12:5

It is a hindrance in your journey with the Lord

When I fully surrendered my life to the Lord, I was not an overnight transformed person. But as I started living this surrendered life, one of the areas God exposed in me was an unforgiving heart. I held onto past hurts.

Through many occasions (sometimes through a man or woman of God, sometimes through a blog post like this), God made it clear that He wanted me to let go of that bitterness. He wanted me to forgive and let go so that He can carry me forward in this beautiful journey with Him. But that unforgiveness simply cannot tag along.

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” *Ephesians 4:31-32*

Because you have been forgiven much

The more I understood how much I am forgiven, the easier it was for me to forgive and forgive quickly. If God were to hold our sins against us, even the nicest ones among us wouldn’t stand a chance of entering eternal life. Romans 5:8 says, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” That’s how deeply forgiven we are. So, what are we holding onto?

It’s your pathway to freedom

When I finally let go of certain bitterness and unforgiveness that I held onto for a long time, it brought about inner healing and restoration in my life. I began to smile more often. Joy radiated from within me. I felt free. And, believe it or not, I was even set free from unusual aches and pain in my body. Unforgiveness is a sure stronghold, while forgiveness is meant to liberate you.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22

As you are reading this, is God reminding you of someone you haven’t forgiven yet? Or the memory of a hurtful moment that you have well stored in the back of your mind? I encourage you, forgive and let go. It’s your first huge step to living a life of freedom in Christ.

XOXO
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Are you hosting sparrows or pigeons?

Are you hosting sparrows or pigeons?

Living in Mumbai (India), the only birds visiting my house frequently are pigeons. Honestly, I am not a fan of pigeons, as their “cooing” sound is very unpleasant and they tend to leave behind a lot of foul-smelling mess.

My family has a habit of shooing pigeons away, every time we see them at our window. This got us chatting about the time when we were kids and sparrows would come around chirping happily. That is when we decided to host sparrows at our windows, and notify the pigeons they were not welcome here.

Through many years, we tried many things, like keeping a bowl of water or some food; but nothing really worked. The pigeons would always come back.

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This did the trick!

Finally, we decided to buy a bird feeder; we were told that the pigeons stay away from this feeder as they do not like the green color on it.

The first day my husband placed the feeder on our balcony floor. When we got back home in the evening excited to see any evidence of sparrows, we unfortunately found only pigeon droppings all over the place.

We then decided to place it at a certain height, hanging the feeder by a single rope, and waited at the window to see if we were still hosting only pigeons. This did the trick, in no time we had sparrows visiting us and chirping away happily.

While all this was taking place in the natural, here are two things I learnt about hosting the right presence in our daily life.

1) Check who you are hosting

Who are we hosting in our homes, colleges and office? The conversations we are a part of, the movies we watch, the books we read, the music we listen to will attract either God or the enemy. The Bible says in Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honoured his name.

Every time we pray or talk about the goodness of God, He is listening, and His presence gets attracted to us.

2) Hosting the presence of God is a privilege

There is no greater privilege than being a host to God. He is looking for people who will host His presence, hence we need to be in the right postures and position for hosting Him.
The position of the bird feeder was the key to hosting the sparrows. Every time the pigeon landed on the bird feeder that was now elevated in the air, it’s weight would shake the feeder and it would lose its balance. But the little sparrows sat comfortably on the feeder.

When you pray, are you in the midst of all distractions like your phone, Ipad etc? Or have you lifted your mind to be at a height where distractions have no hold on you and the enemy loses his balance?

Mathew 14:23, Jesus went up the mountain to pray, And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone…

As Christians hosting God’s presence should be part of our everyday life. So, let’s make amends to our posture and position and learn to be a good host.

XOXO
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5 Guaranteed Ways to Make Everyone Like You!

5 Guaranteed Ways to Make Everyone Like You!

1. Don’t have dreams or set goals

Dreaming is very risky as you will inspire many people to disagree with what you desire. Also, don’t do anything important. Stay out of situations that need solutions!

2. Stay with the crowd

Dress like them, talk like them and for goodness sakes don’t have any moral convictions. Having strong moral values is a sure way to be hated by every virtue-less person. Also, don’t stand up for anything or anyone. Forget being loyal, just agree with whoever you are with.

Ways to make people like you

3. Don’t set boundaries with people

Never tell anyone “NO” or confront anyone. Be a doormat…Let people walk on you, cheat on you and abuse you. Oh, then call it “loving like Jesus” so you can feel good about feeling bad.

4. Don’t think well of yourself

Remind people how incapable, weak, dumb and ugly you are. That will cause some to think you are arrogant or prideful. Also, don’t own nice things as you will cause others to be jealous of you. Whenever you look more blessed than others, they will have to question your motives or your means.

5. Following Jesus?

Following Jesus is another way to loose great friends! People will feel guilty around you because you don’t do the things they do. They will think you are trying to be spiritual. Having convictions will cause others to feel condemned.

Courtesy: Kris Vallatton Ministries (The above article is excerpted from an Instagram post by @kvmministries)

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6 Powerful Keys to Overcome Temptation (FREE MINI EBOOK)

6 Powerful Keys to Overcome Temptation (FREE MINI EBOOK)

This post is the continuation and the conclusion of our previous post on temptation. See Help!I am Getting Tempted to read the first part.

4. Guard your senses

The Bible says: Guard your heart for out of it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). And, the easiest way to guard your heart is by guarding your senses.

What music you listen to, what books, magazines or websites you flip through, what kind of movies you watch – they all carry an influence.

Ask yourself the question: What I intake through my senses, is it making me love Jesus more and pursue holiness more? Or is it influencing me to think more about my own selfish or worldly desires?

Your senses are gateways to your mind. Therefore ferociously guard what you see, hear and say.

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5. Guard your Associations

Association births influence. So who do you associate yourself with a majority of your time?

Do you surround yourself with friends who are mediocre in their thinking? Friends who don’t have a vision for their lives? Friends who have bad habits?

Remember what you tolerate, you encourage.

1 Corinthians 15:33 says: Bad company corrupts good character.

Avoid bad company and unbelieving friends, who are leading you astray from the call of God upon your life. Instead, have mentors and friends with whom you can be accountable with, who can pray with you and counsel you in the ways of the Lord. The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Also make sure you are a part of a spirit-filled church – Do not neglect meeting together with fellow believers (Hebrews 10:25).

6. Know what’s at stake?

Finally and most importantly, every time you get tempted ask yourself: What’s at stake?
Temptation always follows the Esau Syndrome – trading something that is of eternal worth in order to satisfy a short term appetite). Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a mere meal). Temptation will provide you with two choices. Sadly we often make the wrong choice because we look at the smaller picture, but there’s something bigger at stake.

So choose wisely.

Instead of choosing pornography, choose a healthy marriage.

Instead of choosing to throw junk and chemicals in your body, choose choose health.

Instead of choosing worldly friends, choose your God destiny.

Instead of choosing temporary pleasures, choose to set your face like a flint towards your calling.

Remember what’s at stake.

-Concluded

XOXO
Team Soar Girls

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