I love this simple promise from God: “I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go” (Jeremiah 45:5).
It is when we abandon our own plans and dreams for God’s plans and dreams that we find glorious freedom. Abandonment means to refuse yourself the luxury of asking any questions. If you totally abandon yourself to God, he immediately says to you, “I will give your life to you as a prize.”
I suggest that if you are not there yet – if you have not abandoned yourself to God – it is for one of two reasons.
Your unwillingness to obey
Your unwillingness to be simple
Recovery is not complicated. Keep it simple. Give everything away to God, then trust him with the results.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.