You are not alone…and purity IS possible!
Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
You may feel like you are the only person who struggles with sexually impure thoughts or actions. I assure you such a feeling is false. One thing is constant among all people – we were all born sexual beings. Men and women are emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual beings. Therefore, we face similar struggles when it comes to sexuality.
If you are reading this then you are probably wanting to know, “What is the ‘secret’ to living every day in sexual purity?” However, I believe a more important question to ask would be, “Is purity even possible?”
For most of us we have struggled off and on with misusing our sexuality in some form. For some, it may be viewing pornography. For others, it may be having affairs or simply inappropriate contact with the opposite sex. Whatever the case, the reality is that we have all fallen short of the standard for purity set by God (Romans 3:23).
In order to establish a solid foundation for living every day in purity there must be two beliefs present:
- I am not perfect; therefore, I have room for improvement. This can also be simplified to state, “I need help in being a man or woman of purity.”
- Purity IS possible. Without the hope of living in consistent purity we are guaranteed to never pursue it with any success.
As you begin your journey to a lifestyle of purity take a moment to digest these two beliefs. If they are not present in your current thinking, stop reading right now and ask God to help you understand your need for help and give you a new hope for what may seem impossible; a lifestyle of purity.
I am not the only person who struggles with living a lifestyle of purity. There is an entire community of humanity that can identify with my thoughts and behaviors.
Purity can be a reality in my daily life. I do not have to live without hope.