Overcoming Pornography & Masturbation | My Story

"Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." (Romans 13:13-14)





If you look at the most searched word on the internet you will see that pornography is on the top of the list. I believe that pornography has taken over the lives of today's generation and to make things worse Satan has succeeded in turning sex into something you can do FREELY with just anyone. He has taken something beautiful between two people who are married and replaced it with lust, pornography, masturbation, rape and so forth. "Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery." (Hebrews 13:4) Pornography is the first step into darkness increasing the hearts of the wicked and immoral. Romans 6:19 says, "Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led you deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy."

That is why I have summed up the courage to talk about masturbation and pornography because it is something that I have battled with over the years. Just when I woke up this morning I was inspired by a woman on YouTube talking about this topic. I believe God showed me this certain video, so I can face this sin that I was personally going through. Pornography and Masturbation are sins that seem to be bigger than any sin that I have overcome. So, after watching that video I felt the desire in my spirit to finally fight this. As of lately I have been feeling uncomfortable in my spirit and I hope me being honest with myself and my battles will help heal many wounds that I don't know I still have and also help people around me. I want whoever is going through this to know that they are not alone and if God is in the process of helping me overcome this then what makes you think he can not do the same for you? Yes! I know people might judge me, but I do not care because God is with me and I am with him.

The bible says, "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." (James 5:16)




My Story:
I remember the first time I discovered porn, I happened to be at a relatives home and I saw a video case sitting on the floor. On the front of the case was something my innocent eyes have never seen before. I believe that's when I started imitating the things I saw on the front cover of that case. The feeling I got for a short moment gave me a sense of pleasure, but that feeling didn't last. Afterwards I would feel gross, disgusting and worthless. I believe that was the first day I welcomed lust in my life. This has been a secret of mine for a while and keeping this inside is like allowing Satan to control every part of your mind and soul. I will admit that even after coming to Christ I still battled with such sin from time to time but the difference is that now I feel it weighing me down and I am tired of making my spirit sad. I can no longer keep repenting then doing the same thing all over again. I know this is something I will overcome by the Grace of God, but I have made up my mind to ACT on it instead of just saying it and exposing such sin is the first step. I am not ashamed of who I am through Christ and I see nothing wrong with being honest with myself.



Three Main Categories of Sin:
1. Lust of the flesh.
2. Lust of the eyes.
3. Pride of life.



With the help of God I have come up with ways We Can All Overcome Pornography and Masturbation Together. Like I said before you are not alone:
1. Confess your sin to God.
2. Ask God to cleanse your mind, renew it and transform the way you think.
3. Ask God to fill your mind with whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable.
4. Learn to control your body in a way that is holy and honorable.
5. Understand the true meaning of sex. The bible is a great source.
6. Remember that if you walk in the Spirit, you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
7. *Most Important Part* Get rid of anything that may trigger such sin. Block or  delete everything that might tempt you to go on such porn sites. Limit the way you watch television and your usage of the internet.
8. Surround yourself with Christians that will pray for you and help keep you accountable.
9. Always remember that your body belongs to God. "Don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.



Great Videos To Watch On This Topic: 
1. Siobhan Zoe- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PNqG7W5riM
2. Trip Lee- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEd5...
3. LoveKeilahJ- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ey4...
4. ChaseGod Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfslt...
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YSoq...
5. Porn & The Gospel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2gpW...
6. Jefferson Bethke- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKqAd...

In Jesus Name you shall be set free from such bondage. Victory is yours! Amen :)


Peace & Love





16 comments :

  1. I want you to know that you're not alone. I also struggled with this growing up AND I was caught by my parents TWICE. And I feel as females its even harder to come out and talk about when we face issues like this and ask for help because people like to act like masturbation is something only guys face. But God turned my story around and He delivered me and His hand is not too short to reach out to you and help you. Some days it's not easy, but you will overcome ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. It is great to see that I am not the only one that deals with such issue. I thank God for helping me face this issue and I know by his Grace I shall overcome it too. Thank you once again. I appreciate you truly.

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  2. From my experience the moment I was able to come out and confess this particular sin to someone was the moment things changed for me because it wasn't a secret anymore. I pray that God does the same for you. I am incredibly proud that you were convicted by the Holy Spirit to share this story. I have been very proud and blessed to watch you draw closer to God and use your life and experiences to draw people too Him. Keep being a light for Christ in Jesus name. Amen

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    1. I truly feel a breakthrough coming my way and now that this is out I know that this particular sin will no longer have a hold on me. Thank you so much for your love and support sis.

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  3. I felt like there was a reason why I saw this. I struggled with this last summer and a little bit in the beginning of this summer I'm trying to over come it by cleansing my mind. But I want to change fully I don't want to ever go back to sit but I don't know who to speak out to about this sin.

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  4. If you would like to talk ���� here's my email adeola.gbadebo1@gmail.com. I just want you to know that you are not alone.

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  5. Loved this post. As a Christian on the walk aswell this is something I battle with. Often using it as a well I'm not acrually having sex so it's okay right? Then the feelings of shame and disgust settles in and I feel unable and unworthy to even try to talk to God after. Glad to see it''s not just me and glad you gave prarical steps in overcoming. May God bless you.

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    1. I commend you for telling me your story and yes you are not alone. WE SHALL OVERCOME this through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  6. It isn't easy because most of us struggle with this , but with the help of God and we ourselves admitting and confessing our sins whom God is always willing to accept and receive us openly. We should then make up our minds to stay on God and flee from this sin. Amen

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  7. This is extremely helpful. I feel a little better knowing that I'm not the only one going through this because it is more difficult as females to come out and say you're addicted to porn and masturbation. I thank God for using you to get to me and I thank God for helping me overcome in Jesus name. God bless you.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this. This is something that I struggle with as well as a female, and I feel so disgusted and full of shame immediately after. I no longer struggle with pornography, but what is even worse is that I get these overpowering urges to masturbate even without it. I am TIRED of repenting and always saying it was the last time. It is so nice to hear that I am not the only one struggling with this. I will keep you in my prayers and I ask that you do the same. The enemy is attacking me in my sleep and I wake up feeling these overpowering urges that seem impossible to ignore. Thank you so much for this, Sis!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking your time to read my post. I also would like to thank you for sharing your struggles with me. It takes a lot of strength to be able to do that. I truly appreciate it. My advice to you is that when you feel that urge immediately go to God and get in the word. Sometimes when a sin is too much it’s important to pray and fast. Always remember the enemy has no control over you. God has given us the weapon to use to flee away from such sin and also be able to sum up the courage to fight back. I will definitely keep you in my prayers sis. Blessings ❤️

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  9. I'm really inspired by you,I just came across your tweet this morning.
    I struggled with pornography and masturbation for years,but it took a sincere heart and a broken spirit for me to be delivered and set free.

    Many of us struggle because we believe in our strength to over come,but the Word says by strength shall no man prevail,until I totally surrended to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,I had an encounter with Him in 2015,He spoke to me in a revelation, but I didn't really take it into cognisance until this year, Matthew 11: 25-30 ,when we struggle with things like these let us rededicate ourselves and talk to someone who can truely help us,but most importantly let us talk to Christ Jesus He is always there to deliver us ,when we give ourselves to Him He takes total control,Salvation is a complete package, let's always have that in mind,and one more thing we need is Faith,Hebrews 11:6 says it all.
    I thank God He has delivered me from a sin that almost ruined me for more than 25 years.
    God's love through Christ Jesus is real,I encourage someone today open your heart completely to Christ and you will never regret knowing Him.

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