I know what it is to be addicted to pornography. For years I was in bondage to it. I tried so many times in my own strength to overcome it, but I always failed. Then one day, while I was looking at pornography, the Spirit of God spoke to me and said that if Christ came back at that moment, that I would go to hell. That word really shook me up and made me understand how seriously God takes sin. God is jealous for our time and affections. Christ is coming back for a pure bride. He’s given us a weapon, the Word of God. That is how we overcome any temptation to sin. All people are tempted. Even Christ was tempted. He didn’t sin and we don’t have to either. Here are some verses that I use to overcome temptation.
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.Psalm 101:3
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?Job 31:1
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.1 Corinthians 9:27
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.1 Corinthians 10:13
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;2 Corinthians 10:5
I could list dozens of other scriptures that have helped me, but that will get you started. If you are addicted to pornography or anything else evil, take heart! God wants to set you free by you realizing the power of your choices. If you say NO to a bad temptation, then you will be on your way to victory. Say YES to godly influences found in the Bible, the Word of God. It definitely takes the WHOLE heart to overcome in this world, but be of good cheer, Christ has overcome the world. When we walk in His footsteps, we overcome the world too.