The Centrality of the WarriorPoet

The longer i walk on this journey of freedom from pornography addiction the more i see how crucial it is to live as a WarriorPoet.

God is continually training me for the battle in which i live; a battle against the Enemy which requires divinely powerful weapons. It also requires that i be very alert and ready.

The more i have learned about fighting for what is good and right and true; the more i have grown in my understanding of how God has fought, and continues to fight, evil; the more i see how being made in God’s image means i must fight in the same manner; then i see more how to progress in freedom against pornography.

i must be reminded that the world i live in is at war with the Kingdom of God, and i am right in the middle of that because of who i am as God’s imagebearer. There is no neutral territory, no Switzerland. Instead, open war is upon me whether i would risk it or not.

But it has been crucial to cultivate the Poet as well. To recognize true beauty and be able to celebrate it. To come alive to Life itself. Yes, therein lies something brilliant.

The lure of pornography becomes weaker in the light of real beauty and genuine femininity. The false promise that i will find Life in pornography is exposed as a lie the more clearly i see Life through the eyes of the Creator of Life.

And each time i move toward the real thing. Each time i invest my energy in true beauty and real Life, the stronger they become within me.

This is the realm of the Poet, who is a lover of genuine beauty. Poets know how to relate to others and connect with both men and women. Poets understand the importance of connecting with other men, for it is in the company of men that a man truly becomes a man.

God is a relationship, He demonstrates that for us by the mere existence of the Trinity. And when i move toward being a Poet, i grow in healthy relationships with people, which takes me closer to the design of God for my life. It also takes me farther away from the false intimacy of pornography.

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