To everyone currently struggling with one form of addiction or the other and want to come out of it but don’t know how to, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Does your heart feel guilty each time you get involved in that addiction? Do you want to come out of that bondage of sexual immorality but finding it difficult to? Are you struggling with pornography? Have you applied self-discipline techniques and still not able to overcome it?

Do you feel the strong urge to do what you don’t want to do? You don’t want to see that video but you end up watching it. You don’t want to do those secret things but you are not able to control your desires?

The fulfillment of desire gives short term pleasure. After a few minutes of instant gratification, your heart loses its peace. I know most people are tied down under this bondage called ADDICTION.

You might be afraid to tell it to your friend for the fear of what they will think of you and for the fear of being embarrassed. Perhaps you found yourself in this mess due to difficulties or depression. It could be that the people you hang around with as friends talked you into it and you decided to give it a try.

You never knew it would come this far. You probably found yourself in this mess because you wanted to feel “among”, so you had to follow the negative trend because the people around you were doing it.

It could be that you were exposed to a negative environment at a very tender age, then you grew up to see yourself in it. It could be any of these or even more!

You were enjoying it all those while but now reality has dawned on you. You’ve come to realize that those things don’t make you a better person. You’ve come to realize that there’s more to life than wallowing in such a dirty life.

You’ve seen that most people you tagged as friends that also involved in such acts landed behind the bars(prison) and some even lost their lives in the process due to one health challenge or the other.

Now you’ve made up your mind to come out of it but the problem is “HOW?”. I’m glad you made such a decision. The good news is, you can overcome this too. You can break this cycle.

GUESS WHAT! I can help you through your healing process by providing you with practical tips to overcome this πŸ‘‡

πŸ‘‰ Reach out to friends and family who will support you in your goals without being judgmental.

πŸ‘‰ Be yourself. Know what you want. Don’t do something because others are doing it, have a mind of your own. Have a standard for yourself. BE YOU!

πŸ‘‰Stay accountable to someone you confide in. It will help you heal faster.

πŸ‘‰ Detach yourself from negative environments and people who do not bring positive value to you.

πŸ‘‰ Start being intentional about your life.

πŸ‘‰ When you’re distressed, hang around people who make you happy, people with positive vibes and energy.

πŸ‘‰ Swallow that your pride and confess your weakness to a mature person whom you confide in, and ask for spiritual and moral support. It is not easy to admit that we need help but it is necessary and liberating.

πŸ‘‰ Never underestimate the power of prayers. Pray to God about it.

πŸ‘‰ Avoid staying alone if you cannot control the thoughts that sear through your heart. You could engage yourself in something fun, like listening to good music, playing games, etc.

πŸ‘‰ Learn to deal with life’s pressure.

πŸ‘‰ Clear the porn websites from your browsing history.

πŸ‘‰ Learn to cope with cravings.

πŸ‘‰ Change your friends.

πŸ‘‰ Develop healthy habits.

You will heal gradually if you can adhere to these tips. I know it’s not easy but you just have to break this bondage. I hope this helps someone.

You can do it, trust me.

Sending you love,

Β© Chioma Ogunka

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