One of the greatest struggles I have as a christian is lust. It continually throws me off disappointed and yet its temporary pleasure seems so delicious.
One day, we were decorating our house for christmas. I was trying to find a tablecloth to be used for the decoration in the cabinet when I found two phorno magazines. I knew at once how it got there and I was disappointed. However I felt excited. At the back of my mind, I reasoned out that this magazine is meant to arouse men. This magazine would have “little” impact on me as a teenage girl but I knew that no one can't play with fire and doesn't get burned. However, I am excited to read what these magazines discussed though I already know what it would probably be. I sneak the two magazine and hid it in my room. I knew that if I were caught I would receive a very long embaressing sermon so I had to wait till everyone is fast asleep at night.
By 11:30 everybody was fast asleep except mother. By that time I have read some portions of the magazine. As what I expected it talk about it but I didn't expected the kind of words they used. Afraid that mother would suddenly burst inside my room while I was reading it, I decided to see what is taking her so long to go to sleep. I pretended to went to the comfort room when I really just wanted to know what she was doing in the living room.
I saw her praying to God. Tears were going down her cheeks. I didn't know what she was praying but I'm sure I was part of her prayer. As I got back to my room I couldn't help but wonder. For the first time of that day, I thought of Jesus. I ask God why did he allowed me to find those magazines when I would surely fall and sin. Actually, I was just trying to make an excuse.
What I was doing is sinful. Not only would I hurt my parents, I would surely hurt God who in the first place know what I was doing. On top of that I knew the dangerous consequence of phornography. If a person indulge in phornography, he or she would be full of ideas on how it should be done. If or when that person gets married, he or she would demand things from the spouse. However the spouse can't always provide. As a result the person will become unsatisfied. Usually, unhappiness will lead to a broken family and broken lives. That are just a few of its consequences.
I knew but knowing is not enough. As I sit in my room I listened to God's voice. I new exactly what I ought to do. I ask God's forgiveness. Then I got the magazines and gave them to mother. As expected she was disappointed but rather giving me a long embaressing sermon she prayed for me. God is Good.
To the parents reading this right now, I urge you to continually pray for your children. As a teenager I now the struggles and temptations that teenagers face today. You wont always be there for your children but God is there for them.
To the teenagers like me, please pray for your parents as well. They need it as you need it. The power is not in Prayer but prayer releases the Power of God into our lives no matter what the consequences are. God is thesourceo strenght. Hold onto him.
To the kids who had no parents to guide them, God is with you. He will guide you. Go to his word and pray. He will be a father to you.
God Knows our weaknesses and is never surprise. We just had to turn to God in prayer. He will surely hear it and answer it perfectly according to his Awesome power and Grace.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13)
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.