When a testosterone rush bombards a young man’s brain, he can’t think logically. He has no way of controlling his urges, and his brain will be taken over by the notoriously hard-to-resist hormones.
However these same hormones can be channeled, harnessed, and bridled by the renewed mind of a young man. (NOTICE the difference between mind and brain here.)
Other than the spiritual disciplines a young Christian man should have (prayer and reading and studying the word of God), he needs to be mentored by godly men – men who have sexual integrity.
So, if you are a young man struggling with porn and masturbation, look for men who have sexual integrity and learn from them.
Don’t say, “There are no men like that where I live.”
When Elijah cried to God saying, “I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too,” God’s reply was this: “I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him” (1 King 19).
Let’s apply the passage in this way: “LORD, I’m the only left who is not dabbling in porn. All Christian men are slain by porn addiction. It seems like I’m the next one to go.” And God replies, “They are many men out there whom I taught how to fight the same battle and win.”
So, look for them for your own sake. If you try to win your battles all by yourself, you set yourself up for failure. No matter how many times you try to win, you will lose.
You and I are not designed to wage war and win alone, especially sexual war. So, don’t try to make history; there is no history outside of your original creation. ///