*True Spirituality Promotion, Linked To The Ministry Of the Word (MOW)*
TOPIC : *VICTIM OF NATURAL DRIVES*—by deacon Sunday
TEXT:2 SAMUEL 13:1-14
Memorize: *Be not deceived:evil communications corrupt good manners.* 1 Corinthians 15:33
One unfortunate trend we see around us today is how so many people have become victims of their desire.
They may be very legitimate desire but some people have used this as an excuse to do something wrong. For instance, in every human being, there is a drive called thirst. This is natural and can be satisfied through wholesome, healthy and legitimate means. However, using this drive as an excuse to indulge in alcohol is an abuse of the body from which this drive emanates. So also is the sex drive. This is natural. It is natural for those of the opposite sex to feel attracted to each other. Yet, this drive is not to be consummated except after marriage. Anyone who engages in premarital sex, saying that if it is wrong, why then did God put the drive in man in the first place, is only a victim of his desire . *In what way are you becoming a victim of your legitimate desire? Ask God to deliver you today!*
Similarly, a Christian who needs a spouse and decides to marry an unbeliever or just any Christian will definitely become a victim of a legitimate need.
*No matter how highly pressed you are, never allow yourself to become a victim of your need!*
Amnon was influenced by his friend to satisfy his sex drive through an incestuous rape of his half-sister Tamar. Who should you make friends with? Choose fellow believers as your friends and prayer partners.
if you are unmarried, Prayerfully, choose someone who is spiritually compatible. Also, your partner must be someone who does not willfully sin but lives holy. Let him or her be someone you can confide in, with whom also you can pray prayers of agreement. Take time to ask God to choose your friends for you.
*Above all, let Jesus be your partner. If you allow Him, He will help you with the grace, strength and wisdom to do all that you should.*
Remember that you cannot achieve much without Him. Your success in life is dependent on Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Give the Lord the space, time and energy due Him. Your need for friendship is truly satisfied in Christ.
Father, let me not become a victim of legitimate thirst, hunger and sex drives. Help me that these desires might be satisfied within the bounds of your laws.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen (Romans 16:24).
*Thank you Jesus*
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