Read: Colossians 3:1-10
What is the first image you see when you turn on your computer or smartphone? Maybe it is a family picture, or a beautiful scenery. Or perhaps your favourite car or motorbike.
A man once wrote about his lengthy battle with pornography – a depressing cycle that alternated between seasons of victory with crushing defeats back into an online world of empty lust. Finally, he found that putting a visible reminder of Jesus in the corner of his computer screen helped him achieve lasting victory. That constant reminder of the One who set him free caused the obscene websites to lose their appeal. That man was giving himself a simple reminder of the teaching of Col. 3 where Paul says, “put to death…fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness” (Col. 3:5).
When we turn our eyes to Jesus, He becomes a powerful reminder that our old life “died, and (our) life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). Whether it is a verse taped to your desk, or a picture on your computer, choose a noticeable way to lift your thoughts into the presence of Jesus. As you lift your thoughts to Jesus, He will surely help you out. The best way to keep sin at a distance is to make sure Jesus stands between you and temptation.