Lost In Passion
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12
Here is a truth you must know: Either you will be master, or it will be master over you. This truth could apply to a lot of things, but today we are talking about our sex drive. Either you will master your sex drive or it will master you.
And the thing about if you let it master you is that it will never relent. The minute you give it control without the confines of a proper marital relationship then it is like a river without banks, which is called a flash flood that destroys everything in its path.
Let me give you a picture to help you understand: With boundaries, our sex drive can be wonderful and life giving, just like a river brings life wherever it goes. Without boundaries, our sex drive will destroy everything wherever it goes, pushing its own desires on all that lies in its path.
The boundaries on our sex drive are not supposed to be a dam, capping them and cutting them off. Rather, they are supposed to be a channel, focusing them for their intended and blessed purpose-our marital relationship.
What if you aren’t married right now? What do you say to your kids to help them keep themselves for their spouse? You keep this reality in front of yourself, or in front of them, and understand that the value of what you give your spouse, whether now or later, is in the price you paid to keep it special for them.
What if you have already given yourself away? What if your gift of virginity was gone long ago? There is redemption, and all you need to do is repent. Just as Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.
Keep yourself for your spouse from this day forward; pay the price to make purity valuable. And then, one day when you get married, you will have a priceless treasure to give your spouse on your wedding night.
Do not be carried away by your passions. Instead, master them, and channel them for God’s intended and blessed purpose-Marriage.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being the ultimate example of a true bridegroom who keeps Himself faithful to His bride! I choose now to put guardrails on my passions to keep them for my spouse and my spouse alone. Please help me to stay far away from unfaithfulness and bless my marriage as I work to honor You in it.