Have the utmost respect for it. Anyone you are not married to should have ZERO access to your body. Forget about what the world says; your focus should be on what God says. Too many single ladies and gentlemen who are indeed born again are caught in the web of sexual immorality. It’s becoming too normal. Why two people who call themselves “boyfriend” and “girlfriend”, who have not entered into the covenant of marriage, should be having sex does not make sense at all. If you are in a relationship with someone who is pressuring you to prove your love through sex, run for your life!
If you have engaged in sexual intimacy before, please make a U-turn. Go to God and ask Him for forgiveness. He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse from unrighteousness. Once you receive His forgiveness, get rid of any relationship(s) that may be drawing you back and causing you to stumble. If you haven’t had sexual intimacy, Run from sexual sin. No other sin clearly affects the body as this one does. Sexual immorality is a sin against your own body (1 Corinthians 6:18). Come on now! No human being is worth that. Don’t let anybody deceive you. Stop blending in with the crowd. People may call you old fashioned and uptight, trust me, you’ll get over it! The Bible is not old fashioned, no matter what is in vogue and no matter who says differently.
The foundation of God still stands sure; anyone who names the name of the Lord MUST consciously depart from sin. The fact that this person or that person is doing it, will never make it right. People may applaud and even follow them but if God is not applauding, they’re in trouble. Strive to be an individual with a difference. If you’re dating, strive to be a couple with a difference. Focus on building a solid emotional, intellectual and spiritual relationship. Remove yourself from situations that will cause you to stumble and fall. Remember that as a Christian, you have been bought with a high price so use your body to glorify God.
Keep your most sacred parts to yourself until the dotted lines have been signed! Sex is a very important part of marriage but should be engaged in marriage alone. Don’t let anyone or anything tarnish your Christian testimony.
I want you to know that you are not an accident! God has a divinely orchestrated plan for your life. A plan that will ensure you live your life to the fullest on the earth while pointing others to Christ. He didn’t just drop you on earth for the fun of it. He didn’t drop you here and turn His back on you. You are not an abandoned child! He intends on guiding you through your destiny until your journey and assignment on earth is fully completed. You are more valuable than you think you are. You’re not an orphan; regardless of how you were conceived, you’re not a mistake.
Your earthly parents and family members could have shoved you to the side but God knows what He’s up to, with your life. When you understand this truth, you’ll be free from depression, comparison, competition, self-pity. You’ll invest your energy in walking in the good works God has already prepared for you. Although the enemy may have thrown all kinds of trouble your way, be determined to rise up and stay up. You have a destiny to fulfill.
You have people to reach in whatever area God has designed you specifically for. Dig deep and bring everything deposited by God in you, out. Enough with the excuses! If you feel as though you need counselling to help you come out of whatever experiences you may have had, don’t be afraid to reach out for the help you need. Give God a chance to reshape you into what He needs to use you for. Whatever happens, be determined to be a useful tool in God’s hands.
Even what you may be going through right now that feels like a storm you can’t recover from, is actually part of what will help you become useful to God, if and only if you let it. Don’t let any talents, abilities and experiences be wasted. Regardless of what your past or even your present may be, you are 100% significant to God and His agenda – K #fridayreflections #kemioyedepo #youarevaluable #youhaveadestiny #youwillmakeit #thegreatlight #keepwalkinginthegreatlight
Be diligent in your pursuit of anything you do. Diligence always brings results. Many people don’t experience God’s best, not because they don’t believe in God or His promises, but because they lack diligence. They get fired up today, then cool down tomorrow. They go forward with much excitement, then when challenges arise, they back down. They are ready to run with that vision today, the next minute, they’d rather be sleeping.
Diligence requires us to push through no matter what. The dictionary defines it as being persistent in doing something. Persistency is key; meaning that failure isn’t an option. It’s not enough to pray for anything to come to pass. The fact that God has shown you a vision doesn’t mean it’ll automatically happen. Even with that vision, diligence is required. That is the difference maker! God expects us to do something with what He shows us per time if we want to move to the next phase.
Every single day, ensure you put in your best toward that desire, vision or assignment. It won’t fulfil itself. If your desire is to grow spiritually, for example, you have to be diligent in that pursuit. You have to stretch yourself; you have to study, you have to pray in your understanding and in the spirit, you have to keep engaging in spiritual exercises if you indeed want to see the growth you desire. In your academics, be diligent. With your assignment in life, be diligent. In your career, be diligent.
Give your best always. Don’t be the employee or even the business owner who is a slacker. Don’t approach any serious business based on how you feel. You’ll get nowhere fast. No wonder the scriptures tell us that it’s the hand of the diligent that will rule (Proverbs 12:24). Its not the hand of the wishful thinkers, it’s the hand of the diligent! It’s the diligent (wo)man that’ll rub shoulders with with the affluent. Too many of us dream; we forget that when we wake up, work begins. Begin to get your act together and accept that no matter how talented, anointed or gifted you are, nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace diligence. In fact God’s process of making rulers is the crucible of diligence – K #fridayreflections #diligence #light #thegreatlight