It’s that time of the year once again.
You’re back in school. There’s new blood, fresh faces w/ skimpy, next to nothing wardrobed girls that are ambitious not only to make new friends but garner as much attention as they possibly can. Not only are they friendly but they re-define friendly by rubbing and flirting against your hormone-saturated soul. Against such flesh that spikes up your primal, raw, primitive animalistic passion - you feel utterly helpless to drown in your lust fantasy and “cravings”.
When living in a day and age where sexual is the new spiritual - you’re an easy prey to the ‘prowling lion’ to be devoured in passionate 5-7 minute ecstasy with the adulteress only to regret the short-lived 5-7 minutes for the rest of your life.
You up there, leading out in worship, playing that guitar and singing your heart out w/ your hands lifted high during week of prayer - while scanning the room for faces and bodies that will lubricate your lust-craving soul.
Sometimes the lines blur between a spiritual-high and a sexual-high. There’s always an attempt to “catch two-birds with one stone”. You find yourself motivated go to that prayer meeting, bible study or that outreach - only because there’s a boy/girl that gets you high both spiritually and sexually(?).
What does God have to say about this?
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
Not even a hint. Nope. Can’t have it both ways. She can’t be both your sister and your sexual fantasy. That’s disgusting.
What is impurity? What is sexual immorality?
It’s poison. It’s what destroys us. It’s what destroys our purity and our marriage/future marriage.
It’s like humongous chunk of booger in our mushroom soup. Or a cat diarrhea masquerading as sauce on top of our chicken salad.
That is nasty. You don’t ever want to eat a salad with a cat diarrhea in it.
In like manner, being in a spiritual environment w/ a horny soul is nasty.
Keeping the Sabbath only to watch porn or read 50 shades of grey to lust over its characters is like eating a mushroom soup with a huge booger dissolved in it.
In God’s economy and in His book, there aren’t 50 shades of grey.
There’s black and white. Right or Wrong. Purity or Impurity.
What God forbids is often the booger or the diarrhea.
God isn’t anti-sex or anti-pleasure. He’s simply anti-poison, anti-booger and anti any kind of diarrhea entering into our pure souls.
According to 1 Cor. 6:18, God has one word of advice for waging war sexual immorality.
Flee from sexual immorality!
That is, Run Forest Run!
Don’t ever think that you can handle a little flirtation and a little rub on your skin.
Don’t ever linger or pause in your gaze or fantasy down or up a girl’s shirt/blouse/skirt.
Prov. 5:8 ”Keep to a path far from her (adulteress)
As leaders, you need to remember that you can’t build a life of purity on a foundation of sin.
Statistics say that 40-50% of young spiritual leaders out there are sinning sexually while trying to be spiritual.
Don’t be a statistic. That’s a losing battle.
Determine run and flee from sexual immorality.
Have godly men and women in your life to keep you accountable.
Give access codes to your computer or phones to your parents or people you trust to keep you accountable.
One moment of weakness is all it takes for satan to utterly destroy you.
Don’t give him that chance.
Instead, Run to Jesus!