How to Stop Masturbating (for Christians)

how to stop masturbating

The devil has always given reasons to many who are involved in masturbation, and frolicking with sin, that it doesn’t matter; “you have flesh and blood,” “a fish cannot live out of water,” “even God who created you understands” and much more. All these are brutal lies from the pit of hell and we must resist him by the Word of God.

Masturbation is an abnormal part of sexual expression and has many ways of interfering negatively with a person’s life. Masturbation can lead to negative emotions or interfere with certain aspects of one’s creativity. Why give momentary pleasure room to destroy what God has for you?

Some will ask, “Why am I sexually aroused?”

Note: Sex is not a sin for God created sex for men and women to experience sexual fulfillment on a much higher level—within the context of a marital relationship; not outside of marriage. Masturbation is not a topic to ignore as Christians. Our churches and community circles are filled with people who silently struggle with this sin, too embarrassed to seek the help they wish they could find, fearing what people will say if they found out.

The first thing you have to know is that God loves you; cling to that truth. He’s promised never to leave you nor forsake you as long as you put your trust in Him.

Secondly, we know that it is humanly impossible for us to change without God’s divine help. Leaving a bad habit is always hard whenever we want to use our head knowledge. No wonder Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

In overcoming masturbation, here are practical steps you can take to live out His truth in your life:

1. Avoid the triggers

First of all, avoid pornography. Avoid websites that advertise sexy images. ‘Unfollow’ or unfriend friends that occasionally post the sexy images. Don’t watch TV shows that have highly sexualized themes. It sounds hard, but really, avoiding the triggers is great. Did you know that the law of cause and effect applies to your thoughts, feelings, and sexual acts? What you do in your imagination has profound effects on you, therefore you have to guard your spiritual gates {your eyes and your ears} from what they see and what they hear.

2. Talk with someone

Is better to speak up than to die in silence. Talk to a spirit-filled pastor, a professional counselor, or a trusted Christian friend. If you hide your sin, the stronger and more powerful the struggle to be free becomes. Confession is always the first step toward healing and change.

3. Let your mind not be idle

Be creative. In the Living Bible, Proverbs 16:27 says idle hands are the devil’s workshop. There is no vacuum in the spirit. If your spirit is idle the devil will bring up an idea that will be destructive to your destiny. Occupy yourself with interesting activities that can engage you. The excitement of doing something interesting can easily replace the urge to masturbate. You can also turn sexual urges into creative output. Start up something new; it could be writing, exercise, learning a new skill. Just channel that energy to things that are beneficial to your life.

4. Study the word of God and pray continuously

We all know that prayer is the key to every issue. Pray to God for help and also enter a deep meditative state. The prayer to God will help you fix it and the deep, meditative state can transfer your sexual energy into something else. Yes is quite possible because when your spirit man is filled with the things of the Spirit, your body desires things of the Spirit.  Galatians 5:16: “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” The basis of spirituality is knowledge of how to behave not only physically, but psychologically and spiritually. If you want to develop spiritually, then you must examine how you use your body, mind, and imagination: especially sexually. Whatever input your mind receives is the exact output you will get.

Inclusively, the battle against masturbation is fought in the mind. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Let your mind be renewed daily with the word of God. No one says this is going to be easy but, if you are determined to stop it and lay it at the feet of Jesus, then know the victory which has already been worn is yours.


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