Last night I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine. The topic basically was celibacy. Being celabent and abstaining from sex until marriage. Which some might say is impossible! At this point in my life I know its possible because I am doing it and so is she.
This decision has always been a mind issue but it was never apart of my heart. Sometimes we want things for our lives but never achieve them because it remains a thought of the mind and never a true issue of the heart. For me it was getting to a point in my life where I truly wanted to honor God with my ENTIRE self!
I had finally ended a relationship that just wasn’t working out and I wanted to be sure I started the next relationship with someone who truly believed how I did because I knew “Two people couldn’t walk together unless they agreed” (scripture). So I needed someone who was on my same path of honoring God with everything. I didn’t want to take any more chances with someone who didn’t see eye to eye with me, there was no more compromise in me!
I decided to share this with you all in hopes that you will share this with your circle of friends and family. I know growing up there was always talk of this topic but there wasnt anyone that shared their life experiences openly. I know now that the key to achieving this goal of no sex before marriage is that you must have someone who agrees with you and that’s willing to stand apart from the crowd.
Earlier this week I was thrilled to read that Meagan Goode decided to make some major changes in her life and one of them was to practice celibacy.
Quotes from Meagan Good on celibacy:
I was crying about so much at the time that God told me exactly what it was going to be and he told me that the next relationship that I got into was going to be “the” relationship. God told me specifically what the criteria was with the man I was going to marry and he told me to not settle. So I would meet guys who are Christians or loved the Lord, but they weren’t trying with all their heart to walk with him. And I wouldn’t feel in myself that that was the guy, so even if I liked him or was attracted to him I would say, OK I’m not going to settle.”
“Then shortly after that I became celibate. I said, ‘Alright Lord, let’s see what you have for me.
Are you interested in seeing what God has for you? What areas of your life need some attention from God? If your doing the same thing over and over again, I think it’s time to surrender your heart and let your mind follow!