Thursday 29 May 2014

Purge Yourself From Youthful Lusts

Jesus said, "except a seed falls to the ground and dies, it cannot bring forth fruits (John 12:24 -Paraphrased).
The less of me, the more of God. And the only way to let God take full control is when I die. Do I die literally?

But Death is...

When I forgo to go sleepovers at my boyfriend's place. 
Death is when I say NO to friends with benefits.
Death is when I refused to gossip even when the person would not know that I gossiped about them.
Death is when I stand for purity in my relationship, in the open and in the secret place.
Death is when I destroy every pornographic material that I have access to and I avoid every means of accessing it; when I delete every link to the websites and every video or magazines.

Death is also forsaking those fabulous shoes that I saw in the shop yesterday and gave the money to my friend who can't afford to feed herself next week.
Death is when God asks me to make the first move in reconciliation when I was obviously the offended party.
Death is blessing someone I would rather curse.
Death is keeping quiet when an authority is rebuking me and I know they are wrong.
Death is staying sexually pure (no kissing, no touching, no form of sex) in my relationship even when I am tempted to express my love the worldly way.
Death is drinking J20 even when my friends are drinking snake bites, Bailey, etc. 
Death is refusing to read the article on Rihanna or Beyonce because it will not edify me.
Death is breaking up with my boyfriend after his persistence of wanting to engage in fornication.

                             Fruits are:

Fruit is when I no longer care about who hates me or love me because I am loved by Christ.
Fruit is living to please God and not men.

Fruit is seeing a soul I almost gave up on coming to receive Christ.
Fruit is finding out that my mess is now my message, my misery is now a ministry.
Fruit is seeking help from a trusted Christian individual, and not isolating myself as there is victory in seeking good counsel and it helps me to be accountable.

Fruit is knowing that I can stand on God's Word.
Fruit is using my time as a Youth to serve God and knowing that whatever I do have consequences and also being aware that sins dwell in secrecy.

Fruit is distracting myself whenever I feel like watching pornography or masturbating. Fruit is looking for something that is pure to enjoy.

Fruit is re-dedicating my life to Jesus Christ.
Fruit is examining the clothes that I wear- I must say NO to revealing my cleavage, I must say NO to skimpy outfits.
Fruit is ensuring that my words are graceful and refined.
Finally, being aware that on the last day, I will give account of ALL that I have done, fed my mind with and ALL that I have said...I will give account to God.

Share this with someone around you, it is never too late for you to retrace your steps back to God. God is waiting for you to make that bold steps. He is ready to help you.

- Myss Lafunky
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.