Steven was celebrating his abstinence anniversary. Since he became a born again Christian four months ago, he had not slept with any woman, he felt pure and holy; for the first time in his life, he felt like he was in control.
Lucy his ex girlfriend stayed 10 minutes away from his house. The first time he refused to sleep with her, she thought that he had found another woman he was sleeping with and she began to cry. Steven had to explain that he had become a born again christian, he tried to preach to her but she only laughed, she couldn't believe him.
Few days later, he called off the relationship and he refused to pick her calls and text messages since then, she was a distraction and he didn't want to go back to his old ways.
Steven attended the midweek service of his church and he felt so blessed and empowered. On his way home, he decided to branch Lucy's house just to check on her, he felt he had the responsibility to lead her to Christ as well.
When Lucy saw Steven, she began to cry so Steven hugged her and told her that there was still a chance they could be together if she gave her life to Christ like he did. He did not know what happened but suddenly they were kissing and clothes were flying. He felt so dirty afterwards. Now Lucy would think he was a fake believer, he was so ashamed and sad as he drove home.
He didn't even feel like reading his bible but as he opened it, his eyes went straight to Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
He felt like a huge weight had been lifted off him as he poured out his heart to Jesus Christ to help him. He felt brand new and his joy returned. He also prayed for grace to resist temptation next time. If he ever wanted to talk to Lucy from now on, it would be in public and never in her room.
Are you a born again believer and you are struggling with certain sins? Don't be too hard on yourself, your struggle is proof that you will win. In the past you could sleep with many women, smoke cigarettes and marijuana, lie and steal without feeling bad or your conscience disturbing you but right now there is a difference! Jesus is alive in you and the Holy Spirit now walks with you that's why your conscience pricks you anytime you sin.
Dust yourself up, learn from the temptation and move ahead. Don't condemn yourself, Jesus did not condemn you. Your little light that is shining for Christ will soon become a wildfire. Don't let the devil tell you that you can't stop having pre marital sex or smoking and drinking. The devil is the father of liars, believe the opposite of what he is telling you. The Holy Spirit will help you, Jesus will not give up on you till you become a mature christian. I pray for grace to do the right things from now on.
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