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How Idle Moments May Be Feeding Your Porn Addiction

I can't remember what led me to this part of the Bible, but i think i was curious to understand what made David so confident against Goliath? I wasn't interested in just reading the verses that spoke about the fight, i wanted to understand the process. What made him this bold?

One of the verses that has still struck me to this day is in 1 Samuel 17:26. Goliath had come out to taunt the people of Israel yet again, and David who was should have been terrified as a teenager was busy negotiating the reward for killing this giant, even before the fight "David asked the soldiers standing nearby, what will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel?..."

It's the equivalent of going for a job interview with a multinational company when you didn't even finish high school, but instead of trying to sell yourself you are more interested in the benefits the job has to offer...it just blows my mind every time i read this. 

Anyway, 1 Samuel was so interesting, i couldn't stop so i continued on into 2 Samuel and came across this verse in chapter 11:1-2

(S)cripture: "In the spring of the year, when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem. Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath"

(O)bservations: The first thing i noticed was "when kings normally go out to war". David was supposed to be at war with the army but chose to stay behind. A lot can happen when you are supposed to be somewhere but choose to be somewhere else.

When you don't occupy your mind, you leave an open door for the enemy to fill that void. I believe this is how a lot of people get involved in porn addictions, drug abuse and so on. 

David was walking on the roof when he should have been walking on the battle ground, he saw a naked woman taking a bath, when he should have been seeing strategies to defeat the enemy. This moment of idleness would eventually spiral into a series of unfortunate events that led to murder and so much more.

Imagine that, one moment of idleness led to murder...one moment of idleness led to impregnating another mans wife. The idle man really is the devils workshop.

(A)pplication: A popular quote that i heard recently says "People find themselves in prisons, because they didn't plan to be somewhere else" 

Having a vision for my life has automatically defined the decisions i can make because i have already unconsciously defined the consequences of my actions way ahead of time. 

For example, one of my goals in life is to heal other marriages through mine...i want my marriage to show the world that it can work if it is done Gods way. That image i have in my heart keeps me disciplined...that image would never be realised if i were to get involved in a scandal. It is very necessary to have a plan for your life...i wrote about some practical steps i took in painting this picture (Click here)

Whatever you focus on, expands. Every morning when i wake up, i meditate...i look at my goals and read them out loud, i study the Bible so that my mind has something to chew on for the rest of the day. 
I usually create a to-do list the night before so that my activities for the day are already set out to eliminate any idle moments as much as possible

(P)rayer: Heavenly Father, i just ask for more hunger for You. The more i know You, the less idle i become. How can i even be idle when you are everywhere for me to see? When i look up in the skies You are right there, the car i drive came from the ground you made. Open my eyes to see you in everything i do. In Jesus Name!!! AMEN

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