So I want to share some of my convictions and set apart way. These are my convictions as a 28 year old Christ follower. This is a “no preaching” matter. I just want to set some things straight.
With my lifestyle, I remember this verse: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;-1 Corinthians 6:19″ I am not my own. I was made and brought with a price. So I try to honor God with how I live.
- Sex and Relationships
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.-Genesis 2:24
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.-Hebrews 13:4
Yes, I am one of those. I am waiting for marriage. To me, sex is not man-made but God-designed. God made it for a special time in a special way. I am willing to wait and save myself for the person God designed for me . And once I am married, I can share that part of me with him.
Yeah, I know…weird to most. I have been told: That sounds like a fairytale or unrealistic. Nobody thinks like that. You don’t even know what you like? Won’t it be awkward doing it on your wedding night? But what if your husband is not good in bed…all that waiting for nothing.”
Yup…people are cruel. But it does not matter what people think. God knows what I like and what I need. I don’t want to give pieces of me to men that don’t deserve it in the first place. My heart could not deal with the heartbreak.
I know…I have weeded out a good bit of the male population. That’s fine. I am not their type anyways.
God loves and cherishes me. I love me and respect me. So I will not settle and it is not up for discussion. I’m waiting.
Mhmm…I know. Jesus drank in the Bible. It is one of the first miracles of the Bible. But here is where I cross the line.
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.-Proverbs 20:1
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit-Ephesians 5:17
I have seen alcohol destroy people and lives. I may occasionally enjoy a glass of wine but I only have one. I never want to lose control where I am not thinking straight or can’t make decisions for myself. Yes, Jesus made it but it’s all about how you use it.
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.-Ephesians 4:17-24
So I never desired it. Parents never did it. I don’t feel like I would be comfortable there because it is not in my nature. I am called to live set apart and that means to me that I don’t go to certain places like bars and lounges. A restaurant that has a bar is fine but that’s it. And if you try to invite me to one, I will politely decline.
Am I still tempted anyways? Of course, I am human. But God does not give me more than I can bear. I can always find a way out through Him.
Like I said, these are the ones I am questioned about the most. I have strong convictions about them. Not every person is the same. We are all a work in progress. God convicts us all in different ways on different subjects. We will not be perfect until He comes back.
Not preaching but saying that I encourage you to keep trying and ask God to help you. He will do it but you must be committed to Him first. You can do it. I believe in you and He believes in you too.