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God Delivered me from Masturbation

My name is Funto Ibuoye and this is my testimony. For the better part of my childhood, I grew up with my grandparents, (my dad’s parents).They had everything- a cook, a gardener, a driver etc. it was a lonely childhood.
The driver would take me to school and bring me back home in the afternoon.my grandparents would have gone to work so I would home alone with the cook. One day I came back home from school, I was 7 years old at the time.
The cook said he wasn’t going to give me food until I opened my legs for him. I was just a kid. I didn’t know what was happening so I opened my legs; more so I was hungry. Fortunately he didn’t penetrate me, but he played with my genitals. This continued for a very long time, he also wanted me not to say anything to anyone. Because of this experience I started masturbating at age 7.
I got into secondary school and was still masturbating, I changed schools in SS1 and I started thinking about stopping, but I couldn’t because it had become an addiction. I gave my life to Christ in SS3, but I surrendered completely in my 100level at Covenant University. I remember there was this youth ministry pastor who came to preach once; he made a call for the covenant of purity.
Here I was an usher and also the financial secretary of an association in school- NUASA. I was well known but no one knew what I was struggling with.it was really tough to put up with appearances- to everyone I was spiritual but back in my room I was masturbating. After I responded to the call for purity at the programme, I didn’t masturbate for like 2months,I was excited, thinking I had overcome it, but somehow I fell back and then I got to my breaking point. I cried out to God to help me, I was tired. After that I fell quite a few times, but I got back up and moved on, unlike before where I would condemn myself and enter a shell. This went on for a while until I totally stopped.
Honestly it wasn’t by my power or might, but it was God who helped me overcome the addiction.
I hope this encourages and blesses someone, God bless you