5 Practical Steps To Overcome of Masturbation


Masturbation means stirring up or arousing your sexual organs for sexual pleasure. It is typical among many young people especially
teenagers. There are several reasons people masturbate, which are: for pleasure, enjoyment, fun, tension release.

Here we'll be looking at the effects and practical steps to overcoming the act. Why you should quit masturbation now- the effect:

Note: Masturbation has no positive effect.

Here are some reasons you should quit the act:

  • The first reason you should quit the act now is because It is a sin again God and Your body.

First Corinthians 6 verse 18 says 'flee (Abstain) from sexual immorality. all other sins a person commits are outside the body, but  whoever sins sexually sins against the body.

Masturbation is a very deadly sin. it is an abuse of the body, anybody that masturbates does not only defiles the person's body but degrades it and furthermore, masturbation intertwined with the heart, soul and mind as well as the body.

  •  It's a sin against God: 

1 Corinthians 3 vs 17 ' if anyone destroys God's temple God will destroy him, meaning that if anyone abuses, defiles or degrades his or her own body which is the temple of God, God Himself who is the maker and creator of that body will also destroy the person. Anybody involved in the act of masturbation is guilty of sin and hell-Revelation 21 vs 8.

  • God sees you: 

Yes! you may think that because you closed the doors or because you are inside your room alone that nobody sees you. Mortal man may not see you you but God the Immortal sees you. You cannot hid or escape from Him psalm 139 : 12.

This is one of the greatest truths in Life which we all must know. Like fugitives, we may run but we cannot ultimately hide from the God
who penetrates even the darkness with the gaze of His light.

  • It has phycological and physical effect.

Masturbation makes you lose your ability to think and solve problems. Research has shown that masturbation has both mental and physical effect on the individual involved which are: Mental or Phsycological effects: it causes cognitive dysfunction, intense discomfort, irritability, anxiety,craving for relief, susceptibility to nervous system, stresses, depressed mood, difficulty in communicating, difficulty in remembering, difficulty in reading and retaining information, difficulty in concentrating and socialising.

The physical effects are: severe fatique, mild to severe headache, itch eyes, nasal irritation and muscle pain.

Practical steps to overcoming it.

1.   You must decide to quit. freedom starts with a firm decision. Decision means 'a conclusion reached after series of considerations.

Decision consists of two things:

  • A burning desire and 
  • believing you can achieve it.

You must have a burning desire to quit and also believe it's possible. The bible says ' But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the king's food nor the wine which he drank.

2.   Open Up: Open up to God, open up to your pastor, or a counselor.  Swallowing your sins can have a disastrous effect in your life. Uncoffessed sin can make you physically weighed down by guilt.

3.    Go for deliverance:  Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin” (John 8:34) and that He came to set us free (verse 32). Evil has a way of taking hold in a person’s life when one “give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:27) by harboring sins. Also bad habits are hard to break. When sin is committed repeatedly, it forms a chain in the life of the sinner that only the Jesus can break.

4.    Keep away from those things that fuels it, like pornography, dirty conversations,  sex chats etc

5.    After Embrace the word of God: The thought of life, the emotions, the issues of life, those things
that motivate and mold us are the products of the heart. The heart controls the your life, your thoughts whether positive or negative  controls your actions.

But when you feed your heart with God's word, when you give attention to it , negative thoughts goes and your mind will be filled with inspirations and revelations, also the devil will have no space to penetrate because an idle mind is the devil's workshop.

The bible says in " Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise". 2 Corinthians 10:4 "We use God's mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments". 

Fight that negative thoughts with God's word; When negative thoughts comes, rebuke  and pull them down by the word of God in your hearts and lips. Study it, Meditate on it, Declare it

The Word keeps you from evil; psalms 119 'how can a young man make his way pure;by taking heed/meditating on God's Word.

5. Shun idleness: Engage yourself in something meaningful. get busy with your life, find a work or whenever you are idle at home, pick up your bible or an inspirational book and start reading  or tune to christian channels to get inspired or rather pray. Matthew 26:41a: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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