Wow, it’s been a day that I cannot explain. When I write day 1 there I do not mean well, that I have stopped well….you know what I mean.
I have chosen to go through a path of understanding my why. For I believe understanding why you are doing something not only helps you to focus and set achievable goals but also is your fall back when things get difficult.
Today we started a series of love, sex and relationships in church. Deliberately I chose to take the conversation in that direction because to be honest so many people struggle and none talk about it because I think they feel that its something to hide. What is exposed to the light I believe can be corrected even if that light is only before you and God. Even acknowledging it before a mirror allows you to face it and reawaken the Spiritual eyes and senses so well suppressed by years of guilt, meaningless music and TV shows that really makes you feel like its okay, well it’s not. It really isn’t.
So while discussing different views came up, chief among them that its important to test drive and gain experience. Also that ladies who date one person, marry one person are bound to be curious if at all they made the right choice later on, which would lead to cheating, I don’t know how many of you out there share the same view 🙂
In a different conversation with a close and old pal of mine, the same issue of purity came up and she said something that really just struck me to the core, that it’s really not about the physical, I mean we all get tempted. But the mindset. She gave me an apt example that if your mind is preoccupied with making out then that’s all it will cultivate to find, finding ways of making the act possible, and we all know man is progressive…right?
She also painted for me two scenarios, which would you believe have refused to paste here (Shetani ashindwe! ~may the devil be defeataed in Swahili) of two believers who love the Lord.
Allow me to quote her:
- “I’m walking with God. He’s my source and I’m both receiving and channeling His love. I’m abiding in His word and His word in me is governing every aspect of my life: desires, decisions, dreams deliberations… Here, purity is a culture and it’s in every aspect of life. It’s in my motives, thoughts and actions….
2.I’m walking with God but I am not receiving His love maybe coz of a hurtful past/family history. So I don’t quite have a good relationship with the word, thus my life is governed by the experiences I’ve had, pain and secular media.
In the second scenario, there’s an issue of source which consequently affects every area of my life
In both scenarios the source determines the life outcome and culture.
To both, temptation will come
But response will be different
That we are tempted doesn’t mean that we give in
So daily I need to choose what will be my source: the word or the world
Whatever I choose will govern my struggle as well as victory”
I don’t think there is much I can add without diluting the content, her words struck me though, at the core, whom am I serving, rather whom am I listening to? The Word or the World? Whom are you listening to?