Masturbation. A topic that is always tagged with a heated debate. Particularly when considering some Christians who ask: “Is this really wrong?” “Is it OK?” or saying: “the Bible did not mention it” or “it must be alright to do it then”.
Well, it’s not. If you are wondering about the “ifs” and “what’s” of masturbation, its somewhat an indication that there is some lack of knowledge when referring to the danger of lust and the accurate scriptural views of sex.
Let me drop a verse in.. “we perish through lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).
Now I am no expert, I can only express to you what I have learnt, understood and digested through what I have read, through the Word and via Christian books.
I generally believe as Christians we focus too much on the act of masturbation and completely forget the issues of our heart. God does consider our actions – hands down, but He also considers “the soil of hearts” even more.
The acts of masturbation stems from a desire of sexual want. Let me write down before anyone bites my head off…is not a bad thing to have sexual needs…God did make us that way. However, one must be continuously in the spirit and have the spiritual weapons at the tip of his/her tongue (and mind) to beat the flesh for wanting to turn that sexual need into sexual lust.
Masturbation is a lust trigger, 100%.
In addition to that, masturbation just does not fit into God’s plan. Masturbation is built on a self-centred view sex. It reflects the attitude that sex it solely about you, your own pleasure, your body and your orgasm. It is self-focused. It is technically an isolated experience that enforces a self-centred view of life.
To break the pattern of masturbation, it is important that your understanding of sex is renewed. It is important to know that sex belong to Him and is for Him. That everything we do as sexual creatures should be an expression of our honour, love and fear of Him.
Let also not forget that marriage and sex are inseparable in God’s design. God’s plan. You can’t have one without the other (Hebrews 13:4).
Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexual immoral.
Let me end this post with a short testimony, please click the link for the full version of our brother’s testimony.
As you read this testimony may you also receive your own, in Jesus name
How I Broke Up With Porn- Michael
Pornography for me started very early. While at a family, friends house, I was sexually abused and exposed to Pornography. This sowed a seed in me, though I didn’t know it at the time. A seed of perversion.
This would later grow. I became addicted to porn and masturbation as a teenager. I would have homosexual thoughts. I was messed up inside and didn’t know what to do. Each time I tried to stop, something would drag me back in. Even as a Youth leader and Christian union leader, i struggled a lot.
Eventually I joined a church where the presence of God did a great work in me. The addiction just broke. The spirit just left. Though I had to renew my mind, it didn’t have power over me. I have not watched porn or masturbated in over a year. Thanks be to God!!!!
This is the summarised version. For the full version, please check out the link.
Other posts included in this series:
- Lust ≠ Love Series: “We’re Not Equal!”
- Lust ≠ Love Series: “Lust, I can’t beat it!” | Testimony – Samantha B
- Lust ≠ Love Series: The Fragmented Soul. “Sex”
- Lust ≠ Love Series: Overcoming Lust? Have A Plan.
- Lust ≠ Love Series: The Stain On My “Perfect Life” – Anonymous
- Lust ≠ Love Series: “Let’s Get Scriptural” (Romans 6:12)
- Lust ≠ Love Series: Trapped In Sin By Curiosity – Ife | Forgive Yourself!
- Lust ≠ Love Series: Lies And Truth
“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)
If you have a testimony relating to sexual lust or any other type and would like to encourage someone with your story, here’s your space here and don’t worry, I’ll do the editing.