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dojtravels

Hey!
Okay this is really embarrassing and i really wish you could post anonymously here. Please don’t judge me or anything, i just would like some input/advice/someone to talk to!
So i’m 15, and when i was a little younger, me and my cousin (girl) found out about…masturbating (i’m going to call it M because i don’t like that word)…by total complete accident and we had no idea what we were doing or anything. Like we were just like oh that’s weird, and we didn’t know what it was. Then i kept on doing it and it’s been a few years now, and i still did it recently. Every time i do it i feel disgusting and guilty and i KNOW it’s wrong yet i still did it. I’ve never told anyone about it and my cousin and i (she’s my best friend, though) have never talked about it since we were little.
I’ve prayed about it, for strength to resist the temptation and also forgiveness and i just feel like a disgusting person and i know God will always forgive me but i just don’t feel like i can be forgiven. I made some New Year’s Resolutions and one is to stop “M’ing” and so far i’ve kept it (even though it’s only the first day of the year hahah). I just want some input and maybe someone to talk to about it, cause i would never dream of talking about it to someone i know because it’s so embarrassing.
Anyways sorry for the long post but i would really really appreciate some responses!!!
xx

January 1, 2016 at 13:22
ArtiseyDisneyGal

ArtiseyDisneyGal

First and foremost don’t feel embarrassed to ask anything on here! We all won’t judge you, and I admire your courage to ask for advice on here! It can be hard I know.
Okay I know you’re going to hate this but you need to talk to a trusted adult. I know its hard and you feel like you’re going to throw up but it will help a whole ton. It could be a pastor, parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent. Just a trusted adult, and if you don’t have one I suggest your pastor.
And when you talk to an adult about it it will free your cousin. I know from experience! When I was little I was child molested by my own grandfather, the next day I went to my parents and told them, I didn’t understand what it was but I knew it was wrong. Then a while later we figured the same thing happened to my cousin when she was younger than I was but didn’t say anything until I finally did.
You freeing your self will also free someone else!
And just keep praying! You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, and make sure to read your bible and claim those verses for yourself!
I really do understand how hard telling an adult can be, but when you finally do you’ll feel a LOAD better! You’re praying and that’s great! Your next step is getting freedom and talking to a trusted adult who will help you with your next step. I know you can do it! Don’t keep it hidden any longer.

I’ll be praying!

January 2, 2016 at 08:34
ArtiseyDisneyGal

ArtiseyDisneyGal

And also no one will be mad at you or scold at you! Don’t think that, they just want to help.

January 2, 2016 at 08:35
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Sam

Thank you so much for sharing with the group and feeling like you can trust the girls on here. I may be voicing the unpopular opinion but I truly believe that you shouldn’t feel ashamed about masturbation. God has given us the bodies that we have in His own image. The Bible talks explicitly about not having sex before marriage and about adultery, and so I can understand the strong feelings against them. But masturbation is very different than having sex with another person. I think it can be a beautiful thing to explore all aspects of this body that our Lord gave us.

January 3, 2016 at 23:19
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Maddie13

Well now im going to share something that’s hard for me too. when I was 9 someone who I really trusted started touching me and it mad me really uncomfortable but he told me not to tell anyone. well I didn’t know about sex at the time so I didn’t think I needed to tell anyone. but even when I did find out about sex I was so ashamed and angry but I never told anyone. I started doing really bad things because I was so upset. But some how my parents found out! It had to be a God thing because I have no idea how they found out! but im glad they did because after telling an adult I felt so much better! so my advice would be go to you parents or an adult you really trust! believe me its hard I know because you feel weird about it. but in the long run its the best choice!!!! BTW your the first person I’ve shared this with. im praying for you!!

January 7, 2016 at 19:53
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GodsLittleGirl

Hey! Yes, that sounds tough. I am only 13, so I don’t have much advice to give, sorry about that, but I’ll try. First off all, don’t worry about anybody on PI judging you. It’s something a lot of people can relate to, and everyone understands or has felt how addicting ‘M’ can be. What I would do is: find some quiet time. Maybe your home alone, or somewhere peaceful, maybe just take a walk outside. (Yes, even though it is freezing.) Call it a ‘prayer walk’ or a ‘prayer time’ spend maybe like 15 minutes? (However long needed) and talk to God. Yes, at first it will be hard, admitting to him what you have done, but God understands, and just know he does and will always love you. No matter what. There is one Bible passage that literally has brought me to tears before, The Story of the Lost Son. (in Luke 15) I would read that. There is a rich man who has tons of money, and two sons that he spares some of his money. One boy is wise and stays with his father, saving his money, while the other one leaves town, and spends his money unwisely. The one boy, here lets just give him a name, George (he doesn’t have a name in the bible I just don’t want to have to keep saying ‘the one boy’) Then George becomes broke, of course, and heads back for home. It specifically says in the Bible ““I will get up and go back to my father. I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven. And I have sinned against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired workers.” ‘ So he got up and went to his father. “While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him. He was filled with tender love for his son. He ran to him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:18-20‬ ‭NIRV‬‬ Do you get it? We’re the sons, being reckless (the other one gets really jelous later on) and God is the forgiving father. Yes, I gave you a summary, but I would really still read this passage there is more to it. I’m sorry, I cannot tell you how to get over the temptation, I don’t have enough experience with that. But I hope I helped a little, at least. 🙂

March 7, 2016 at 13:51
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