Topic Question was:
Do you have a sexual integrity story and or testimony that you would like to share to encourage and strengthen others? Sexual integrity struggles you may have and how God is helping you to overcome them. Why you are choosing to wait to have sex until you are married. Purity and your standards for sexual integrity.
First thing I will share is that living a life of purity is not easy, but with God, walking in obedience, realizing the bigger picture and knowing it is doable and worth it.... I am now 26 years old and I am still a virgin. My ultimate goal is to keep my value in The Lord and how He sees me and holding myself for my husband until marriage. Being a virgin and living in purity is not easy. I come from teenage years of low self-esteem, not knowing my worth, lacking confidence, not loving myself and feelings rejected. I had to learn to love myself first and knowing who I am in God. Then learn to not people please, but please God only. Does temptation come? Yes. Do you desire to be loved affectionately and physically? Yes. But the things that has sustained and motivated me is my love for God my willingness and submission to want to be obedient and please God first and His commands for my life, my desire to see my marriage, family and life be blessed, to know that my husband can say he has been my only one and I can know he has been my first.
The temporary satisfaction for a moment of pleasure is not more important to me, than a lifetime of blessings, rewards and knowing that I am pleasing my Lord because I did it His way and held my worth in His hand instead of a man's hands! I encourage those who want or desire to live a life of purity to try it. It is a challenge at times, but it is capable. With appropriate boundaries, goals and expectations that you want to hold yourself too you can make it through. Praying for those who read this and wanting to give their life to the Lord in all areas. Just know you’re not alone and when you feel like quitting don’t!
Don't worry about the past and let that hold you back or be an excuse on why you think you can't. If you make a mistake don't let that keep you there, repent and keep moving forward and make appropriate changes.
You can do it!
-Bryana E. Williams