Just tackled this Q on FB Live, so I wanted to share it here also. There’s no verse in the Bible declaring masturbation as sin – but if it’s an addiction/ habit you don’t want, you have the right to return to sender.
Don’t remain a slave to ANYTHING infringing on your peace in Christ. “It’s for freedom you’ve been set free, so stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yolk of slavery.” -Galatians 54:10a
“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I WILL NOT BE DOMINATED by anything.” -1 Corinthians 6:12
Our culture and churches so frequently associate porn and masturbation as being a male addiction or inclination, that females with this struggle often feel unlady-like or perverted. Therefore, many women are too ashamed to confess to fellow sisters, and believe they are one of the unfortunate few.
But don’t buy the lie, the spirit of lust is no respecter of persons.
Below are some of the weapons I’ve gained to walk in freedom so far:
- 1| Don’t focus on not lusting
…or masturbating. Your mind will only become a target for condemnation and defeat. Plus, the branches will only grow back if the root is not dealt with. Sexual arousal or stimulation is a gift with a God-wrapped purpose and timing, so it may not always disappear just because you ask.
Switch to the offensive instead and pursue joy!
Seek out the Lord’s satisfaction and pure pleasures daily (Psalm 145:16). Without vision it becomes hard to develop self-control (Proverbs 29:18), so prioritize your passions and plan effective ways to sharpen your gifts for Kingdom use.
You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing. -Psalm 145:16
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