Go Around

Even today, when I am out and about, I make conscious efforts to stay away from places that troubled me when I was struggling with transgenderism.  Yeah, maybe it means putting extra mileage on my car, but I am avoiding temptation by the evil one.

If you struggle with going to the wrong places on the Internet, pornographic sites, transgender sites, and anything else that tempts you, there is software available to help you.  One that I can recommend is called “Covenant Eyes”.  It is relatively inexpensive and will help you stay away from problematic websites.

If you struggle with going to strip clubs, you know where they are, so just avoid going down those streets … take an alternate route.  Solomon speaks wisdom when he says, in Proverbs 4, “Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil.  Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass on.”

If you struggle with buying the wrong sorts of clothes, cosmetics, wigs, etc., then avoid going near those places.  It helps to be accountable to someone that you trust, let them know where you are going and how long you will be gone.  Do everything that you can to be safe.

If you fail and do the wrong thing, get beyond your feelings of shame, and call someone that you’re accountable to and tell them of your failure.  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

I am accountable to my counselor, to my prayer partner, and to my wife.  You may shed some tears, but that is okay.

Don’t hide things.  Don’t have a hidden stash of paraphernalia.  Don’t lie.  Speak the truth.  King David, in Psalm 15, asks, “LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle?  Who may dwell in Your holy hill?  He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.”

The Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6, “Flee sexual immorality.  Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”