Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chapter Four: How Can You Stop Masturbating?

Masturbation is like a drug. Because of it's hard to stop. However, the apostle Paul did not let his desires to become like a harsh master. But he wrote: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be cast away. (1 Corinthians 9:27) With good effort, anyone can set free from masturbation.

Get Your Minds Ready For Action

Many can feel relief from masturbation and don't have to worry about it. Still, masturbation is a childish way to react to the problems. Compare to 1 Corinthians 13:11 explains 'when you was a child, you talked like a child. But now you are an adult, you put the childish things away.' Thinking ability is the good way for young people to experience, and that can solve the problem. And if you have the problem, casting your worries on God; for he cares for you.-1 Peter 5:6, 7

If you see or hear something that is sexually stimulating, the Bible recommends: Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13) If you reject the thought of immorality, the arousal will die down. The difficult part is, rejecting the bad thoughts. But what things can you do so that you can get rid of the bad thoughts? You can get busy with some type of work, or exercise, so that your minds turn to the other things. Consider what Philippians 4:8 say.

Do you have a hard time to fall asleep? Endeavor to copy the way of what faithful King David did. He mediated on the Lord during nighttime. (Psalm 63:6) Your mind need to ponder on God and his qualities. It also helps you to keep thinking of how God views this unclean habit.-Psalm 97:10

Get Involve In the Activities That Will Less the Thoughts of Immorality

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
-Proverbs 22:3

The wisdom is when you don't wear the tight-fitting clothes, you will not cause yourself to become sexually stimulated. Also, avoid any romance novel, TV program, or movie with sexually attractive themes.-Psalm 119:37

You may have your sexual desires if happen, it becomes more intense at certain times of month. Or, you may be emotionally hurt or depressed. Proverbs 24:10 warns If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. So avoid being alone for a long time. Plan to participate the activities that will less the thoughts of immorality.

The Spiritual Ways

Reading the Bible, at least two chapters every day. It helps you how to gain the victory over the masturbation. Also, prayer is extremely helpful.

The best way is to always abounding in the work of the Lord, in considering that as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. One thing that really helps you to avoid this habit is that as volunteer or missionary your mind and energy are all turned to help one another to gain the relationship with God.

By heartfelt prayer, you can also beg God for the power may be of God, not people. (2 Corinthians 4:7) Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8) One young woman says, "Prayer is an instant tower of strength. Praying at the time the desire arises definitely helps." Also, express your resolution to God and plead for his strengthening holy spirit.-Luke 11:13

Get Helps If You Have a Problem

If you can't stop masturbating, talk to your parents or the older ones who can help you. Read Titus 2:3-5.

Dealing With Returning to the Bad Habit

After you have working hard to overcome the masturbation, you feel a relapse and admit to feel so unworthy. You are too far from God and you wonder why be tough on yourself. However, a relapse does not mean to lose the fight. You lean on the Lord more, and with the help of his spirit. So gradually you are winning your fight.

When returning to masturbation, analyze what led up to it. Review what you have been reading or thinking about. You can always save the reason you slipped. This way you can stop doing masturbating.

You Are a Winner

Since overcoming your problem, you can keep a clean conscience before God, and that is something you wouldn't trade for anything!

Yes, a good conscience, an improved sense of self-worth, greater moral strength, and a closer relationship with God are all the prizes that can beat the masturbation.

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