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Slavery- Part 2- Finding True Freedom

The blessing for me is my restoration is not built on some “spiritual high” that will fade. God’s grace is sufficient for everything that any of us are struggling with and whatever wasteland we have created he will give us a stream that provides life. What we do with that life is our choice. Gods grace is sufficient, but it’s his truth that will set us free. One of my favorite worship songs says it this way “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My savior, God, has ransomed me. And like a flood, his mercy rains. Unending love, Amazing Grace”. Today, I choose a true freedom.

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Slavery-part 1

Freedom. A word that Americans feel such a deep connection with, but seem to have such little comprehension of. Sexual addiction had its grips on my life for 20 years. For a 30-year-old man that number is haunting and large. Society and opportunity both gave me “freedom” to make the choices to lead a life full of sexual sin. However, the truth of the matter was my addiction was slavery.

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My Journey to Freedom-Part Two

Everyone’s relationship with their sexual sin is different. Learning how to cope with denying myself was akin to a dope fiend going through withdrawal. I literally had to detoxify myself of all the mess in my life. Coming to the realization that my addiction wasn’t about what it was about made everything much clearer, also. Setting boundaries and limiting opportunities for slip-ups became a priority as I sought to walk as a true kingdom man.

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Journey to Freedom Part 1

On the tablet of my being different people were etching a story for me whose theme was not one I would have chosen. As the abuse continued, I considered it a “normal” part of my existence; something I even began to look forward to.

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He lied!

Many radio sports talk show hosts and ESPN analysts have tried to understand why such a gifted athlete would tell such a lie. As of this writing Josh Shaw has not provided his own answer to this quandary but the basic answer is “we all lie.”
There are various motivations as to why we lie but the bottom line is we all lie and we don’t have to be trained in how to do it.

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Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #5: Seeking help

If you fall off a ladder repeatedly then you would be injured and require a time of healing as well as instruction to keep from re-injuring yourself. The same is true for the recovery from sexual sin. You have injured yourself spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically and relationally. You need someone to direct your healing journey and that will not be you.

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Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #4: Talk it out

Sexual sin is developed in a secret, set aside, compartmentalized world. Sexual sin has a difficult time surviving in the world of reality and truth. Having safe people to confide in will represent that reality for you.

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Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #3: Pray it out

One of the goals of recovery is to strengthen your dependency upon God and decrease self-reliance. That process begins with prayer.

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Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #2: Keep a journal

Sexual sin grows in a secret compartmentalized place that we protect from reality. Dismantling this idol will involve exposing it to the reality of God’s Truth, confronting lies and assessing the cost of sexual sin. This healing process will involve the practice of writing it out, praying it out and talking it out.

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Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction-Tip #1

Psalm 51 is King David’s Psalm of restoration following his sexual sin with Bathsheba and the resulting cover up. There will be particular verses that God will focus upon as you walk out your healing process.

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