I am hardly ever speaking directly to someone when I post. In fact most of the time I am actually speaking to myself more than I am speaking to anyone... with that being said. I'm still on sexual purity. No one wants to hear about that. No one wants to hear about abstinence, everyone wants to hear about how good God is and ride the coattails of his many blessings.
Song Of Solomon 8:4
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
This verse is straight forward and to the point there is nothing that needs to be said with this one. There is a time and place for everything. To awake Love to arouse Love before completely understanding exactly what it is to love without understanding the desires of Love causes heartbreak.
1 Corinthians 6:13b
The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Society is fooling everyone into thinking that casual sex is without consequence. That it is something that is just for us, for our desires and our pleasures. Many of us (myself included), have thought, or still think to this day that there is no possible way to get over sexual desire after all...
1 Corinthians 10:13a
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
This verse does not pertain specifically to sexual immorality alone, there are plenty of things in our life that may tempt us. However, for the sake of this entry I am using this here. Sexual temptation has hit everyone everywhere at some point in their lives. It is common to man, that means that you are not the only one struggling with something seemingly so difficult. Don't feel alone in your struggle because there are people who struggle with it every single day. Abstinence is not something that you wake up in the middle of the night and say you know what I'm done having sex. Especially is you have already had sex before.
"But what if I can't do it?"
1 Corinthians 10:13b
And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
God knows the temptations that you can and cannot handle, as the scripture states he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. The only limitations on what you think you can't bear is the limitation you put there yourself with unfaithful thoughts.
1 Corinthians 10:13c
But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
If we take a look at that verse in its entirety within context it tells us that the temptation you feel is a temptation common to man, God is Faithful... I like that word faithful, I wanted to find a definition that would express this just right. The best definition was thorough [in the performance of duty] as taken from dictionary.com God is thorough; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. God knows you and your limitations he knows the situation enough ahead of time to thoroughly plan your escape route as stated in 13c.
In The same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
Lets edit the above verse with a dictionary.com definition of Spirit.
In The same way, the presence of God helps us in our weakness, We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the presence of God himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the presence of God, because the presence of God intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
God's got this. You just have to put your faith in God that he will continue to be thorough in the performance of his duties to prosper you and not harm you.
28 We know that in all tings God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Last but not least for all of this to truly work for you, set it in your heart mind, body, and spirit. And pray without ceasing. #PrayOutLoud #VerbalizeYourPrayerLife