#Testimonies #His_Faithfulness_to_me #God
Welcome to 2021, a year of ‘going beyond’, call it “Doing more”.
Here on my blog, I start off the year with gratitude series that will run for the month of January. I am basically noting down some of the amazing things God has done for me, hoping I can encourage someone.
1️⃣God’s Guidance through the purity journey:
Today I come with open arms thanking God so much for holding my hand and keeping me sober on this sexual purity journey specifically citing 2020. Each year I spend without fornicating is a testimony for me. It is a testimony of God coming through for me.
Given my personal journey, I am an avid believer in the truth that sex should be enjoyed in marriage with only your spouse. I however fell short of this in my early adult years and later picked myself up thanks to the grace and mercies of God. In the year 2011 after my interesting four years (story for another day), I decided to begin the whole journey of abstinence afresh after a number of hiccups here and there. I made a commitment to God that I was going to stay sexually pure till the right time. This was all during the time I had just recommitted my life back to Christ, yes I confessed Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and saviour once again and therefore the new believer’s anointing was still fresh on me. This made it a smooth start for me.
Over the past 8 years of being on the abstinence journey, I have been in different relationships and throughout all of them, there were very many temptations that would necessitate me getting involved in physical sex but on most occasions I was able to hold my guard up. I was able to stay put mainly because God was on my side and I also never wanted to disappoint myself. I wanted to hold myself accountable to my words and decisions. Integrity is a big darling in my world. Integrity is one of my strongest values and each time I get into moments where it has to be tested, I always choose it. I naturally take my time to say ‘yes’ and each time I say ‘yes’ to something or make a decision, I hold myself true to it. This is something I also thank God for.
One thing I tell everyone I meet is the truth that, “if you ever come before God and ask Him to walk with you through something or help you get out of any life pit, TRUST Him to do it. God is faithful to His word.” He said whoever calls upon His name shall be saved(paraphrased) and I stand to testify that it is true. Be assured of God’s help, all you need is to obey. I have seen God literally get me out of many tempting moments.
For example; there are days along my menstruation cycle when my libido is extremely high and all I need is some sexual healing but God steps in to remind me of who I am and what I committed to. I there and then just talk myself out of the situation or laugh about it with some of my closest friends and I am good to go. There are also moments I get into certain conversations with some humans but along the journey I find myself saying NO without even feeling bad. God has indeed protected me. He has shielded me from many sexual traps that keep poking out their heads out mainly considering the fact that my world has mostly male species who are very distinct, amazing and intelligent.
Particularly, I thank God for keeping me intact and sane last year. 2020 presented me with what I call the most sexual temptations I have ever encountered in my life and the good news is that God delivered me from all of them. 2020 came with the pandemic which meant most of the potential tempting grounds were very available as they were working mostly from home. On the other hand, the pandemic also left many people with not much work to do or use their resources for hence forcing many to seek for sexual relationships as a way of spending time and resources. Just so you know, such a kind did not pass by me! I was approached by a few humans who seemed to be the right ones but each time I would ask God to expose their hearts, I would end up with no option other than fleeing for my life because their intentions were not in alignment. Others would approach me directly and ask for sex and I would out rightly say NO because there was no connection at all. Surely, all I can say it has been God who has seen me through it all.
I thank God so much because this purity journey comes with lots of confidence, peace, health in general and happiness.
My confidence has been built because I have no fear or shame that some human somewhere will have something to brag about amongst his peers.
I am peaceful because I have no emergencies to worry about or decisions on what type of protection or family planning method to use.
I am healthy because at least my body has no contamination from certain pills and I do not get to worry about certain Sexually transmitted diseases. I am happy because I am walking a journey I have always desired and it is a beautiful journey.
I am happy with the decision I made. I continue to intentionally choose purity until marriage (hopefully I get married soon). I am happy where I am currently and I extend the purity lifestyle to my heart, mind and dealings beyond just my sexuality. All glory goes back to God!
Try living a pure life, the rewards are much better than the risks.
If it is hard for you, ask God for help, He is faithful.
He will show up for you just like He is doing for me.
Just be ready to obey and walk accordingly.
It is so possible to remain pure even in this ever daring / tempting world!
Abstinence from sex till marriage is cool.
I am the Lioness Arising!
©Words from the Pot