God Knows About Your Strong Konji & He is Not Sorry
Many times when youths share their troubles with sexual desires among clerics and religious people, what they receive as counsel doesn’t exceed to pray, fast and confess the word of God. I agree and subscribe to the need to tap the power of God for dealing with sin and controlling our sexual desires; however, it’s misleading to tell young people burning with passion for sex those things as though that’s all they need to do to rule their sexual desires. On Youth Cruise this week, my goal is to help you understand God’s provision for controlling your sexual desire and VERY IMPORTANTLY, the part you have to pay so you DON’T WASTE God’s provision for you.
There is more to be done. The painful part is that these extra things that are required to be done are hardly mentioned to us; thus we only do the first part and still wallow in lust, masturbation and sinful sex. That’s why I devoted most part of the book, Shut Up Konji, talking about what you have to do on your own part.
At this point, my focus is to show you how much power God has given you so you realize that God didn’t just tell you what to do, He equally empowered you to do them. I’ll equally attempt striking a balance between your duty and God’s power available to you to rule konji.
God knows that we have sexual urges; it’s not the creation of Charles Darwin and co. He carefully built into us for our good pleasure; not destruction. There are many people that have been sexually immoral; but that’s not what God wants for us; that why He charged us through Apostle Paul: “Don’t be immoral in matters of sex. That is a sin against your own body in a way that no other sin is. You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own. God paid a great price for you. So use your body to honor God. ” (1Cor 6: 15-18 CEV)
No matter the sex urge you have and how propelling they are, you have a duty to obey God and live in a manner pleasing to Him. He paid a great price for you and you are expected to honour Him with your body.
Now, one truth we find in life is that when people are instructed to go and live in a certain fashion; it’s because the opposite will be their default inclination.
As young people, the Scripture clearly instructs us not to be immoral in the matters of sex irrespective of how people glamorize it and make it look normal. In fact, Peter went further to show us that our faith in God through His son Jesus Christ, empowers us to live above sin.
“We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God’s own power, when we learned that he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness. God made great and marvelous promises, so that his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.” (2Pe 1:3-4CEV)
That’s why I don’t believe that we can’t help but commit fornication. I don’t believe that we are helplessly under the influence of sin and we can’t say no to sin. I believe very strongly that our undoing is failure to recognize the power of God that has been made available to us and playing our part in making the power manifest in our lives.
God is aware of the sexual urges we have as singles and He is not sorry for putting it there now. However, He says to us through Apostle Paul: “You belong to God, so keep away from all these evil things. Try your best to please God and to be like him. Be faithful, loving, dependable, and gentle. (1Tim 6:11 CEV)
The problem with many Christians is that they don’t do their best to please God. I have heard people say that once you give your life to Christ, that’s all you need to live above sin. I simply find this hard to accept; since it’s not in keeping with the truths and instructions we find in the Bible. Apostle Paul teaches us in his letter to the Colossian Church to do something about our sexual desires and not just fold our arms after praying and confessing the word.
“Don’t be controlled by your body. Kill every desire for the wrong kind of sex.” (Col 3:5CEV)
The wrong kind of sex is the one had by people who are not married or with a member of same sex. The Bible didn’t just tell us not to have that kind of sex; but to kill every desire for it.
Unfortunately, many of us only pray, confess the word and speak in tongues and even sow seeds to control our sexual desires; while failing to do this very important thing—kill the desire for the wrong kind of sex. I have explained what you have to do to kill such desires in the pages of the book, Shut Up Konji and implore you to imbibe them totally if you really desire to control your sexual desires.
God has released the ability to live above sin to us; killing the desire for the wrong kind of sex is what we often fail to do and that’s what I devoted a good chunk of that book discussing.
It’s important that you understand I am not suggesting that you have all the power by yourself to obey God in all things and at all times. What I am saying is that God’s power is always available to us and our duty is to align our lives to take advantage of the power He has made available to us.
God knows that we have sexual urges; after all, He planted them in us. However, He wants us to express it only in marriage and with our spouse. He has made His power available to us to overcome konji; so, let’s do our part by killing the desire for the wrong kind of sex while distancing ourselves from people and circumstances that can push us into sinful sex.
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