I found that there were ten essential steps for me to truly break free from the snare in which Satan had entangled me. In my case the snare involved the sin of Internet pornography and the life of pain amd misery that followed. I share these steps in the hope that they will be found helpful by someone else.
1. Confess, repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness and cleansing.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
2. Humble yourself totally before the Lord.
” Humble yourseves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
3. Pray multiple times per day.
“Evening, morning and noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17
4. Find a prayer and accountability partner, someone who knows about your struggles and who will be available to you at any time.
“Brethren, if ye be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” Galations 6:1
5. Seek Godly counseling.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1
6. Read God’s word and renew your mind.
“Thy word is lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
7. Resist the devil. Rid yourself of things that may make you fail.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
8. Change the things you think about.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
9. Limit time spent alone.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20
10. Associate with Godly friends who know about your struggles, who will encourage you.
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25