Telling saints, “I walk alone,” can be a very dangerous comment to make. One worse that that is, “I don’t want no man (woman, if you are a man) looking at me,” will elicit an even stranger look from the person you are talking to.
Even after you explain to them that you are living for God and that you have put aside the cares and thoughts of the world, which means you are abiding-or trying to- by every commandment set forth for man. Some will form their lips and tell you that even though you are abstaining from sex, you should not think that way.
Huh? You think. Okay let me see if I can understand this person’s logic. Because I am abstaining from sex, I should care what the opposite sex say or think. Isn’t that what got me in the sin sick sin that God delivered me from? Isn’t that why when I go to heavy populated places, I do not see my “type”? Could that be why God removed them from my sight, so I will not get tempted or maybe go back to that sin.
These folk may mean well and their intentions might be good, but they are forgetting one key point that comes into play when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It is when we acknowledge that Jesus died and rose for the justification of our sins, they may forget that when Jesus bridged the gap from God to us, that we now must do as Ezekiel mentioned in Ezekiel 33:19, “But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.”
Then we have Paul telling us the following constantly in the New Testament: II Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” I Corinthians 5:11 “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.” Romans 16:17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
I think most of you have gotten the message. Need I go on?
We are to turn from all that we have been delivered from. We are not to entertain the thoughts or the deeds that we have been delivered from. We are not to go back from whence we came. While I was searching the above scriptures, I came across a scripture that will shatter our total way of thinking. For it is written in I Thessalonians 4:11 (New King James Version), “That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.”
This is telling those of you who are content, those of you who have nothing to worry about, that you are on the right track. Therefore, for those of you who are abstaining. Those of you who are living holy.
To those of you who are aspiring to be like Jesus. To those of you who have picked up the cross to follow Jesus. To those of you who no longer care about the ways of the world. To those of you, I say, “Celebrate your Singleness!!!” For it is the grace of God in your lives that have gotten you to the point where your eyes are on Him, not on this world, and not on man. So, run on saints and see all God has in store for you!!!