Wait, when did you become a stammerer? He is there touching you in an unholy manner and you stand there saying, “Bro Peter, S-T-O-P it now”- sounding like a broken record. Really? I don’t get it. First of all, remove that ‘bro’ from his name. Then use “sharpymycin”. Call yourself to order, and flee. This is no time to be sluggish. You need to guard your dignity jealously. I bet it with you, you will regret that you were slow after everything goes down. I was watching a movie recently. In one of the scenes, a married man who had extra-marital affairs with a young lady who was now trying to cut off from the man (after the man’s marriage got broken), if he had put a gun to her head to make her sleep with him. Of course, her answer was “No”. He called her several names like ‘home wrecker” and “whore”. The deed was done. No honour was accorded her. She threw her pride away for a few dollars.
I am writing to you dear child of God. Make your stand known to that fellowship unit-head who is trying to take advantage of you. Say “NO” to that boss of yours who is flirting with you and bent on making you break your marriage vows. Severe the communication lines between you and that colleague who is making you commit adultery in your heart. Cut the strings from that so-called fiance of yours who doesn’t want to take you to the altar before taking you to bed. You cannot eat your cake and have it. The number of young people who have lost their virginity is alarmingly high. The world is sick and only God can help us live through it as Christians. When it comes to fleeing from sexual sins, Joseph is worthy role-model to imitate. Learn of him.
Don’t trade your destiny for a morsel of bread. Don’t yield to temptation all because of an appointment/promotion letter. Don’t build your marriage on a cursed foundation by committing sexual sins with your fiance. Don’t allow the devil rob you of your dignity. Nothing is worth loosing the good name God has given you for.
Choose a good reputation over great riches;
being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. (Ecclesiastes 7:1a)
Per adventure you’ve lost your dignity (partially or fully), God is saying, “Come!” Repent of your ungodly ways. Turn away from that route. Don’t follow the ways of the world. Decide to keep yourself pure, holy unto The LORD. For your shame, God will give you double honour (if you truly repent).
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect (Romans 12: 1-2).
God bless you as you decide to abide by the laws of God in Jesus’ name!
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola