UNICEF, in 2015 or thereabouts, decided to do a documentary on my story of Child Sexual Abuse and their main interest was how I was able to turnaround my situation and become an advocate for the protection of our precious children from Child Sexual Abuse, which I suffered from.
My deliverance from addiction to consumption of pornography began when I gave my life to Christ in 1997. I discovered that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Though, old things had passed away and everything had become new, I also discovered that it was my responsibility to name what has passed and follow God on how to make it a reality.
The first step was to believe that it was possible to overcome the over ten year habit of addiction to the consumption of pornography.
BELIEF put my WILL in the can-do mode to overcome this terrible habit of feeding my mind with junk about sex, ruining my sexuality and feeding the human tendencies to inhuman sexual behaviour.
As I engaged my WILL, I found quickly that it was not enough for my BELIEF to focus only on my WILL if I wanted a lasting deliverance. I began to focus my attention on my SOUL, which is the seat of my MIND, WILL & EMOTION. I began to discover that where the MIND goes, the WILL and EMOTION follow.
From that moment, I began to focus on alternative contents, aimed at building and boosting my POSITIVE VALUE SYSTEM quotient. I knew the CONTENT OF MY CHARACTER will follow the CONTENTS OF MY MIND.
The decision to quit porn consumption will not only answer to my WILL, there must be a commitment replacing the same with another contents. I began with the Bible and then other relevant materials (books, audio etc.) I discovered as I took the journey that whatever I behold, I become.
Then I stumbled on this formula, which still works for me till today: what you see or hear determines what you think, what you think determines what you believe, what you believe determines your personal value system, your values system is revealed in your habits, your habits attract your friends, your friends determine your opportunities, your opportunities determines your rewards and from rewards you move to significance.
Child abuse does nothing to set us up for a life of misery but we can turn the tide and begin journey of recovering, believing strongly that change is an ever-present possibility for anyone, who is really to take responsibility.
Do have an INSPIRED week.