People always say that being Christian is not easy, and I agree. It goes beyond one being pressurized to give into peer pressure or being faced with temptations like theft, lies and etc. You somehow get the courage to stand your ground when you are with people because you want to prove to them that you can overcome any temptation. That’s good! But what happens as soon as you’re all alone and there’s no one to judge what you do, but God of course? On a Saturday evening you are sitting on your couch and you see a pornographic movie playing on TV. You did not intend to watch, so do you continue watching or change the channel, or better yet, switch the TV off? After all most TV programs have nothing to display but a wrong message to the world! You are all alone in the house, and this is the perfect to masturbate? Do you succumb to that desire or do you stand up and pray? It’s the early hours of the morning and you are lazy to get out of bed and pray. It’s windy and a perfect weather to stay in bed and reminisce on the good old days you had with your previous lovers. You shut your mind to the deception of the devil, stand up and seek God or you just lie in bed, enjoying those luring thoughts? Walking in God's plan is not easy, but he promised to be faithful and never to leave you nor forsake you!
1Corinthinas 10:13 says," No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."
I have learned that it takes obedience and determination to be able to stay away from sexual sin. With the world telling you that it is okay to involve yourself in all sorts of sexual immorality, where do you run to? Your leaders in the church might tell you that it's okay to fornicate, as long as you think you are going to get married to that person. Your peers will tell you that there is nothing wrong with sleeping with somebody who is married. The media will deceive you and make it seem as if orgies and incest is okay, but who do we believe when the noise of the world is too much and the temptation seem hard to endure? When God takes you out of the world understand that you are no more playing a game. Your Christianity is your gift of life and whether people are there to witness what you do or not, you always have to strive for purity.
Think of it this way. As a Christian, if your life had to be filmed for a week and broadcasted for the whole world to see, would it be pleasing to God? Will God be able to delight in you and say well done my child for representing me well? Somebody once said, "Be careful how you live your life, because you might be the only bible someone is reading!"
1Corinthians 6:18 says,
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body"
Now, I understand that sexual immorality is one sin that most people struggle with. Maybe it is because it involves spirits intertwining together? I don’t know. The above verse states clearly that we should flee away from sexual immorality. I know that it is not easy, but God wants your obedience, your determination, and your patience for Him to act on them and free blessings in your life.
One of my favourite verses in the bible Isaiah 40:31 says,
“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint."
When you flee away from sexual immorality you can stand on the promise of God above, believing that if you hope and wait eagerly on Him, He will give you the reward. By all means your primary goal as a saved Christian should be to please and focus on God.
In the early hours of this morning when I woke up, in the cold and rainy weather, I felt that I somehow needed a man to be there with me. But I knew that I am now different, I don’t live the life that I used to live, and that I don’t compromise anymore. I instead got up and although I didn’t feel like praying, I called unto God. I seeked Him in the early hours of the morning and I fell in love with him all over again. It's so wonderful to worship Him in the morning because He will keep you from falling into temptation! Learn to fall in love with Jesus first! Learn to find stability in Jesus first! Every other thing that does not involve God is vain, it is temporary. You want to build a future today that will be great forever? It all starts with Jesus! You are not alone, Jesus knows your weaknesses and trust in Him, and he will heal your sin of sexual immorality! It doesn’t have to be a helpless situation forever!
Thank you Father that my body is the temple of God! Thank you that you promise to be faithful to me when I am tempted. Thank you that the life you have prepared for me is even greater, for no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him! I love you my sweet Jesus! I know that as I'm single, I am married to you. Let me grow in your love greatly before I can go out there and seek a partner, my primary goal is You Lord Jesus! Amen