None of the Easy-Peasy method or NoFap stuff worked for me. Mindsets, axioms, methods, or focusing on benefits never did me any good. I tried it all, and I always failed. I got to over 125 days several times and I still returned to it.
Proverbs 26:11 ESV
11 Like (((a dog that returns to his vomit))) is a fool who repeats his folly.
The short of it is this: if lust is in your heart, you will never change. No amount of streak days or promises of supposed life-changing benefits will ever be enough. I wanted sex above all else in my
life. It was my idol of obsession and the false-god that I worshiped. I said to myself that I loved God above all else, but I placed Him second to my lust for sex. The masturbation, porn, and sexual
fantasies are all sinful, but they were never the root of the problem. They were just the symptomatic sinful actions of living a life in lust. Remove lust from your life by choosing to put Christ first. Remove it from your thoughts, actions, and memory. You know how to seek and live for God, so do it.
Romans 7:13-25 ESV
13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 (((For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.))) 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Living for God is a choice. Make it. Pray constantly, read your Bible, meditate on scripture, and make the focal point of your life to be living for Christ. If you put Him first above all else, by choice, then this sin will no longer plague you. But if you live with lust still in your heart, then God will not be first in your life. We cannot be fully free from sin, and we will always struggle with the sinful nature of our flesh, but we can still put God first. Stop thinking about streaks and stop counting days altogether. Relapse is not masturbation or looking at porn, its letting lust back into your heart and life. We know what we need to do, we just don't do it. Stop being lazy, stop struggling, let go of this sin, and just live for Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
16 Rejoice always, 17 (((pray without ceasing))), 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV
13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. (((Fear God and keep his commandments))), for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
James 4:7-10 ESV
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. (((Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.))) 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
John 8:10-11 ESV
10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; (((go, and from now on sin no more))).”
God be with you, my brothers and sisters.