Hello fellow internet followers! It’s been a long time, and I dare say a very long time, like two years I think since I last posted. If you haven’t noticed I’m not very good at this blogging idea and it hasn’t quite developed into a hobby. Recently, and I mean very recently, as in the past few days, I picked up my Bible for the first time in a long time outside of church. Now it may not seem like a big achievement for many, however, to me it’s my first step towards growing closer to Christ after my few attempts that did not go very far because I did not pursue Him.
I generated a title and that’s probably what brought you to my blog post so I’ll get to the point. As a teenager with self-diagnosed anxiety and a few other mental issues, you could say I’m enlightened. In a way my prayers have been answered, well a few of them. It’s not exactly an existential question, but I’ve always wondered why God makes such a big deal of sanctification, sexual purity, holiness, and self-control over sinful desires of self-indulgence.
Now I’m not here to tell you what’s right and what’s wrong, I’m just sharing what I’ve realized from reading God’s Word. I realize that I like to ramble and my past posts were very long. However, I’ll do my best to keep this short.
God adores what He has created and understands our true value and pricelessness.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NASB
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not you own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
God does not want us to defile ourselves similar in the way you don’t dirty diamonds on purpose. Unlike society, God tells us we’re precious. Society has demeaned the human body and sexualized it in every way possible. Our Father is only asking us to take care of the gift He has given us, our bodies.
I can tell you from the get-go that I’m downright sinful. I fall into temptation quite often, but God never fails to remind me of His love for me.
Whether you’re struggling with self-love, sexual immorality, lack of self-control, or hopelessness in oneself, there’s a kind and loving God that cares for your well-being. He tells us all these things that we don’t want to hear, or they don’t match with our plans, or they’re struggles in our life and temptations we can’t conquer because we are important and precious. YOU are worth far more than you can imagine.
The sinful world around us has blinded us. We don’t realize that when we ignore the beautiful thing God has given us and tarnish it with our sinful desires and the wanting of society it depreciates our value that we perceive. Our value has not changed from the minute we were born, it’s only if we recognize it or not.
Embrace what was given to you and realize that God does and says everything for our benefit. He loves us in a way we cannot comprehend. Don’t ignore something so wonderful just because us humans do not have the capacity in our minds to understand it.