Control your obsession or it will control you. None of us want to give up our freedom or live with regret, do we? No! We want to live the free and full lives that God intended for us to live. And that means we have to start right now learning how to control our feelings so they don’t control us. And I’m going to give you just two things you can do right now to start controlling obsessive thoughts and feelings.
1) Recognize your obsession. Start by recognizing what you’re obsessed with in your life right now. How do you spend a lot of your time? What do you think about most often? Is there something you can’t help but talk about? Does your mood depend on something? If you answer all or most of these questions with the same answer, that’s probably a sign you’re drifting toward obsession.
2) Find balance and create boundaries. Once you know where your obsession lies, try to find some balance in your life. Like we said, for most of you the thing you’re obsessed with isn’t something you necessarily have to cut out of your life altogether. You just need to find some balance with it.
Below are a few common areas of obsession along with links of helpful resources.
- Covenant Eyes is a great software if you are serious about finding freedom from pornography. It will help block the bad stuff and sends your questionable internet browsing to someone you choose to help hold you accountable.
- XXXChurch.com has tons of resources including accountability software, online/confidential small groups and much much more.
FREE READING PLANS
Bible.com Free Reading Plans - Bible.com is a great resource for tons of reading plans to keep you focused in the word. There are many daily devotions that deal with the topic of porn.
Overcome Porn The 40 Day Challenge
FREEDOM From Porn For Women
UNCOMMEN: Porn Kills Love
Everyone struggles with image at some point in life. Here are some resources to keep you on track.
National Eating Disorder Association - supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Overcoming Low Self Esteem
Bible Reading Plans
Bible.com Free Reading Plans - Bible.com is a great resource for tons of reading plans to keep you focused in the word. There are many daily devotions that deal with the topic of image.
Flawless: Seeing Ourselves Through God’s Eyes
True Beauty Begins In The Heart
Beauty Begins: Making Peace With Your Reflection
So many of our relationship obsessions relate to social media and our smartphones or other devices. The link below will help you gauge if smartphone usage is an obsession for you and address several other areas we can obsess over involving these devices and social media.
Smart Phone Addiction - Are you addicted to your smart phone and/or social media? Take the quiz to find out and look at resources to help spend less time on your phone.
Bible Reading Plans
Bible.com Free Reading Plans - Bible.com is a great resource for tons of reading plans to keep you focused in the word. There are many daily devotions that deal with the topic of Social Media.
The 10 Myths Of Teen Dating
Dating in the Modern Age
Here are some extra Bible Reading Plans that anyone could find useful;
Dating and Relationships
Sexual Touch Boundaries & Scripture
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