From Purity to Pressure
by hazel moodley
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Sarah looked in utter despondence.How could this be happening ? He looked me in the eye and told me that he loved me . I was the one . He promised me the world , and all he delivered was my broken heart .
Sad,lonely ,rejected ,hurt ,lied too and with no-one to talk too, was the remains of a young relationship gone bad. Can’t talk to my parents, they won’t understand , can’t talk to my peers , they’ll ridicule me,can’t go to the church ,they’ll judge me and too embarrassed to go to God .
Sarah’s story sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it ?Every second young female seems to be going through the same scenario. Played by the world’s system, fallen under the pressure of being young and in love , caressed by the longing to belong , she let down her guard and her decisions desired more than just one night of foolishness.
In the fast , innovative society that you are growing up in ,many of you are being swayed into the crowd of erroneous behaviour . False promises and false hope are paving the way of destruction . The chastity belt of purity is being loosened by the ties of immoral living .Yet another Sarah walks away hurt , confused , angry and afraid to face the future. My heart really goes out to the youth of today as they are faced with an onslaught of pressure from every direction.Torn between friends and bad decisions ,looking for an escape ,knowing the truth but so afraid to stand alone.So afraid to be an individual , so afraid to be unique , so afraid to be peculiar and so afraid to say ‘Yes’to truth and ‘No’ to sin.
Many of you reading this article is going through this ‘Sarah Syndrome’ of being pressured into giving up your purity and some of you have already made this move . All of you that have fallen under the pressures of being young wish you could turn back the clock , wish you knew then what you know now, wish you said ‘NO’ . Maybe the clock can’t be turned but God is prepared to give you a new clock. One that chimes with the very heartbeat of God ,one that has a long hand of salvation, a shorthand of discipline , a continued hand of grace and mercy.You may not be able to change your past but God is promising you a way to rewrite your future. A future filled with hope eternal , filled with everlasting love , filled with the power and the anointing of God. What is done , can not be undone but God is prepared to turn your hurts into harvests, your tests into testimonies and your messes in messages. Give him every piece of your broken heart and he will mend it. You are far too special to be lost.Nothing you have done could make God love you less.
To those of you contemplating this major decision of giving up your purity , STOP ,right here and don't reject God's call . You have an obligation from God to live a holy life.You are called to something different and to be different from the world. Again, to be holy literally is to be different. You are effectually and obligatorily called to a lifestyle of purity which is a reflection of the character of God .This call is both a reality and a responsibility. Wait,young people , don’t be hasty to give up what can not be replaced .Purity is not a fairytale ,it is the measurement of a higher calling for you as you are birth by spirit and bought with the blood of Jesus Christ. It is a life’s story of making the right decisions that please God and aligning your future with his plan ,purpose and destiny for you .
Even if all the other young women have dimmed their lights ,I say to you , let your light so shine before men that your Father in Heaven will look upon you and his glory will fill you and he will reward you for your faithfulness . So what if you are the only one left standing alone for truth and purity , some are born great , some attain greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Esther wrote her name in the hallways of heaven because she stood out. Rahab saved her household because she left the crowd, Mary fragranced the Lord because she received him. So how about it, write your name in the hallways of heaven when you position yourself for pure living.You are a temple of the Holy Spirit.
A Prayer in you
Father ,in the name of Jesus , I bring every young woman reading this article and I plead the blood of Jesus upon them. I speak restoration into their lives and healing into their hearts . Sanctify their minds with your word that is truth . Set them free from the entanglement of sin and deliver them from evil . Align their feet with your plan and design their path with your hand. Help them to forgive themselves and set them free from guilt. Be their strong tower and their refuge . Holy Spirit be their guide , their counsellor and their friend. In Jesus name I seal these mercies . Amen
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This is very true its not easy to stay pure. But God's called us for so much more. Your an amazing writer! Keep writing!