3 ways to keep your vow of purity

choose

I know it’s hard in today’s sexed craze world to maintain your vow of purity and celibacy but I tell you it can be done. 

1. Know your triggers

If you know kissing causes you to get weak in the knees and you fall into that person’s bed, then you may want to steer away from that. Save kissing for the wedding. If you know that you can’t be alone in a room with a specific someone and control yourself, then you shouldn’t spend time by yourself with that person. Call over some friends and hang out as a group. Guard your eye gates. If you know you can’t watch certain movies with sexual scenes without starting to feel lustful or listen to certain songs, then turn off the movie and watch some comedy, turn the song to something without sexually explicit lyrics, do something that won’t have you feeling all 50 Shades of Grey.

Listen there’s no sense in tempting yourself.

2. Set up boundaries when you’re dating

Boundaries are another form of accountability. The words say don’t give the enemy a foothold, meaning don’t give the enemy any room to come in and tempt you. He will take full advantage of every opportunity. It’s good to have boundaries when you’re dating because it allows us to protect ourselves. They help you to define where you and your partner should start and stop. To put it another way, boundaries are LIMITS. Boundaries also help eliminate the blame game. If you and your partner know the boundaries and respect the boundaries, then you won’t have to play the blame game when something goes wrong.

Some boundaries you can set up in your dating relationship is: never spending time at each other houses, no dates that aren’t in public places, setting up time limits on the phone (example: no talking after 9:30 pm), and no casual conversation, that can lead to talking about things you shouldn’t.

I encourage you to set up personal boundaries and boundaries for dating relationships.

3. Prayer

This is going to be the best way to fight against any temptation that may lead you down the road of bad choices. When you think you want to watch porn, pray and then pray some more. When you have impure thoughts, pray and then pray some more. If you find yourself in a compromising situation, don’t feel like you can’t stop. Don’t ignore the Holy Spirit. Get up, STOP! Then pray and pray some more, pray for forgiveness and then know that you are forgiven. Don’t allow the guilt of a decision weigh you down, that will only lead you to make more bad decisions. Pray and know that God will provide a way out of every temptation. He says so in His word.

If you really consider the first two ways I provided then you likely won’t find yourself in compromising situations, however we are human, just know you don’t have to keep doing down the wrong path. You can turn back around.

I pray this post blessed you.

Purity Vow:

I make a commitment to God, myself and my future spouse to remain sexually pure or abstinent until the day I enter into a biblical marriage. By his grace, I will continually present myself to Him as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing unto Him.

Romans 13:14: Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.

 

Check out my business Crowned, LLC website (www.crownedyou.wix.com/becrowned) to find items that you can wear proudly to LIVE OUT LOUD for Christ.

Posted by

I'm single mother and I'm saved. I am a business owner, Crowned, LLC. and I've started my own women's ministry, Power of Women. Everything I do is geared towards releasing what God has placed inside of me.

One thought on “3 ways to keep your vow of purity

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s