Five hundred miles from home. The lure of the world surrounding, calling to you. What have you got to lose? An affair, pornography, gambling, one hit, one toke, who will ever know?
The married man or woman can only believe this lie partially. We know that, “what happens in Vegas,” doesn’t stay in Vegas. The secrets we keep from our spouse build walls that will divide us and kill us.
But what if you’re single? What if it is your first time away from home, you’re an adult, you’re legal? And for the sake of argument, let’s say God is not involved. I mean, really, He forgives you anyway. Shouldn’t we be allowed to have some fun, be a little crazy sometimes.
Understand, first and foremost, that these thoughts are not from freedom. They did not originate from someone who wants your good. They are not the voice of reason and common sense. They were bred in the will of rebellion from the father of lies, who wants only to steal, kill and destroy.
It is never enough. You can never be satisfied with porn. You will never say that getting hammered once was all you needed. Affairs! Gambling! Drugs! One time scares us so much that we just have to try one more.
And the end is ruin.
The life we’ve been given is such a gift. Our wives, husbands, children, finances, homes, churches, friends, everything He has given are too precious. We gain a life of addiction and shame, sorrow, bondage…
Seek freedom, real freedom that is only found in Jesus Christ.
Everything to lose but He can restore and heal, make your life new.
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AMEN! AMEN! O MY MATT, I KNOW YOU ARE SO BUSY NOW BUT I HAVE MISSED YOUR WRITINGS. DO STAY AT IT EVERY TIME YOU CAN. I LOVE YOU!