Day 7: Personal Purity Battle Plan
It’s Day 7 of the Challenge, and today we are talking about getting radical when it comes to breaking free from pornography.
Jesus once said, “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell” (Matthew. 5:29). Don’t let Jesus’ use of hyperbole diminish the power of this statement: Jesus calls for radical amputation of the things that tempts us.
Often we are tempted to believe we are stronger than we really are. We leave a few doors open believing we’ll be able to handle them. Instead we need to have the attitude of Job who made a covenant—a solemn promise—with his eyes not to look lustfully on anyone (Job 31:1). Find the small habits that are contributing to the problem and cut them out.
Read the article, "My Personal Purity Battle Plan: 28 Things I Try to Never Forget." In this article Jason George outlines all the measures he puts in place to put distance between himself and the temptations he faces. Nearly all of his ideas translate to anyone in any situation—male, female, single, or married.
Remember: Take some time to write down the most memorable take-aways in your 40 Day Challenge Journal. Make sure to fill out your self-assessment charts for the day as well.
Question for Reflection:
Who have you told about your sin? Schedule time to talk to your Covenant Eyes Accountability Partner soon, if you haven’t already.