Creflo Dollar — Freedom From Pornography
How does a person become hooked on pornography and what role does fear play in that process? In order to understand this better, we must first look at the heart of mankind and how a person’s carnal desires, which are based in selfishness, are what the enemy uses to draw him or her addictive behavior.
Jeremiah 17:9 says something very interesting, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” When he talks about the “heart” here, he is referring to our unrenewed spirit, which is ruled by carnality, along with the unrenewed mind, also known as the “flesh.”
Before we were born again, we possessed this unrenewed spirit. As a result, we were subject to the lusts and appetites that were a part of our carnal nature. However, when we made Jesus the Lord of our lives, our spirits were recreated and reconnected to the life of God, making us free from sin.
The world teaches us to doubt anything that seems “too good to be true,” but God’s promise to change us into His image is true—we simply must believe. It seems so incredible that some people have trouble understanding it intellectually.
God knew this would happen, so He reassures us to follow His prompting when He gives us directions. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”(Proverbs 3:5, 6). Letting Him lead the way guarantees success.