Before I begin, I’m going to tell you the history of this post and how it came about. I put up this picture on my twitter.
I found it funny, but with so much truth. The response I got, however, was pretty interesting. It was mostly a lot of “lol’s”
That got me thinking. And I figured the reason for the “lols” is because people are convinced that sexual purity is a joke. It’s impossible. It’s simply a myth. Hm.
To take it one step further, I posed the question of whether sexual purity was a myth on a whatsapp Bible study group I’m part of.
The responses were quite varied.
The most popular opinion was probably that sexual purity is extremely difficult and possible only to very few people. Interesting, right?
Now before I continue, I ask that you keep an open mind. Most of us have made our minds up already. But listen to what the Holy Spirit will minister to you. Harden not your heart, my friend.
Sexual Purity. Is it a myth, or is it reality?
Is sexual purity truly possible in our generation? A generation that is completely desensitised to illicit sex and sexual activities. A generation that now sees sex as “normal”, the order of the day. A generation where you are laughed at when you suggest the slightest hint of the possibility of sexual purity. Is sexual purity possible?
Yes. Yes. Yes. I say yes. I strongly, boldly and confidently say yes.
About two years back, my answer would have been a clear no. But guess what? I encountered Jesus, and He became King over my life.
Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
This Bible verse is everything.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world. In other words, when the world is saying sexual purity is impossible, what are you – the child of the Most High God saying?
Are you listening to the voice of the world, or to the voice of God?
Be transformed by the renewal of your mind!
See what God said there? Let👏Your👏Mind👏Be👏Renewed.
Why has the world so convinced you that sexual purity is impossible? Why have you believed the world? Why have you made up your mind to keep believing what the world is telling you?
Why is your mind still telling you how much of a sinner you are when God Himself has declared your righteous?
Listen, you are the masterpiece of God. You are chosen by God to live a life that gives glory to His name.
Let God renew your mind. Allow Him show you how to live on the path of sexual purity.
Okay. Now you’re no longer conforming to the pattern of this world. Now the Holy Spirit has renewed your mind. What next?
Psalm 119:9 NIV
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
What’s next is that you need to live according to the word of God.
And living according to the word of God is easy. Two steps.
1. Initiate: Just make God King over your life. Truly surrender, ask the Holy Spirit to take over. (Romans 10:9)
2. Maintain: Communication is key to maintaining the relationship you have initiated. Communicate constantly to God. Pray. Pray. Prayyyy. And then read your Bible. Read your Bible always. Let the word of God become part of you. Let it transform you.
When you’ve done this, you begin to experience the last part of our Romans 12:2 scripture which says Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
It is my sincere prayer that you will be able to rest and approve what God’s good, pleasing and perfect will for your life is, with regards to sexual purity and to every other aspect of your life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.