Mind Over Matter

I saw a quote earlier that was talking about how someone could be used by God, while at the same time battling with their sinful habits. I want to talk about this because I myself have to battle with sinful habits, while also serving as a man of God. You see, one of my biggest problems, that kept me from achieving what I wanted to achieve, was distractions. Now, distractions could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation, but my distraction was something that I have wanted to get rid of for many years. I just haven’t been able to. You see, lust was something that was a burden on me even though I haven’t had sex, I would still think about it all the time. I told myself many times when I find the right one for me, I would give her my all and that included sex. Now growing up, porn was always something I use to distract me from just going out and trying to have sex with any female. Seriously, I wanted it bad but I wanted it to be with the right one because the Christian side of me wanted to wait, but the other side of me wanted to just say fuck it and go for it. So, I resorted to watching porn because I figured hey you want sex, but you want it with the right one how bout I just use porn to handle the lustful thoughts. Now as time went by, watching porn became a habit for me because whenever I thought about just having sex, I resorted to porn that way I wouldn’t just go and talk to a random female with the intensions of just having sex. You see, I thought it would only last one year, but as time went by it was something that kept being going on and soon I was watching porn everyday. Now, since I am 20 years old I have realized one important thing, and that important thing is that instead of wasting my time on trying to get rid of lust by watching porn, how about I try another technique. So, the new technique that I tried was writing. You see, writing helped me slowly get rid of my lustful thoughts, even though some are still there, at least I know I’m trying. So, what I’m trying to say is this, if you are someone who has sinful habits, but you are trying to get close to God or you are just trying to stop. I want to let you know that it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be hard to get rid of bad habits because you are so use to them. It’s going to take more than a day, a month, and maybe even a year before you start a new habit. But you must begin. You must begin because wasting your time on sinful or bad habits is just that A WASTE OF TIME! We have so much more to life than just watching porn all day or any other bad habits that isn’t contributing to our growth. I had to learn that you must become strong and fight it off because it’s going to come around again just to test you, but when you learn to strengthen your mindset, even when those habits come back around, you’ll be able to take on anything that comes your way. So, find a way to stop the bad habits you are going through. Because you can’t expect any growth if you are still in the same mindset you are in. Because if we keep the same mindset, we will remain stuck in the situation we’re in.

You must be consistent with growing your mind and perfecting your craft, especially if you want to succeed. Your definition of success may be different from someone else’s, but whatever it may be you must be consistent in it. The daily habits you do everyday is what keeps you consistent.