Several weeks ago I received a comment about quitting masturbation: “I have eliminated porn from my life.
How can I break the habit of masturbation and lust?
Do we believe these systems are God-given means of taking care of our bodily drives, or do we believe masturbation is the only way?
Like a drug, it provides a fantasy world where we can forget our sorrows or our boring lives.
We might turn to masturbation as our refuge, our stress-reliever.
Stress and anxiety ultimately come from our reactions to stressful situations or circumstances. We react with stress because of what we believe about the stressors, the significance we place on them.
Instead of using masturbation as an escape from reality, we must learn the habit of escaping into reality, into God Himself. Related: Porn and the Desire Dilemma Do we believe God is an all-satisfying Being?
Do we believe it is our chief purpose to glorify God and enjoy Him forever?