I Am Not My Own

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:18‭-‬20 KJV

There is a man that I know, I’ve known for quite some time now… Every now and again, he comes around and professes his love for me. Real sweet, right? I wish. The only thing is, his idea of love coincides with the fallen nature of this world. You see, I’m a conquest that has never been conquered.

“I felt a connection with you and never even slept with you. That should mean something to you.” He informed me. Not sure if I should have been impressed or –

To be quite frank, it must be the summer sun bringing all sorts of crazy things out of people.

In any case, he proceeded to inform me that he had broken up with his girlfriend and was game, set, match prepared to leave his children and family behind to come and be by my side. A real winner, I must be the luckiest woman alive (please note my sarcasm).

I couldn’t help – no, I couldn’t hold back but ask, what exactly was he expecting and/or looking for. He didn’t really know me, nor I him, and surely he did not think that anything physical would happen between the two of us now or ever? Maybe I didn’t have to go that far, but, I felt like I did. I feel as though I have encountered too many men lately that seem to think they just know everything and can do anything.

But, I want to be the first to stand and say, my body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I am not my own. I have been bought with a price! It may not be the popular thing to say. It may not be the popular way to live. But it’s the right way to live. Someone has to stand and say it.

I have daughters and a son watching me. I am accountable to Jesus. He shed His blood for me. Any other sin committed does not affect my body, this temple of the Holy Ghost. But, if I engage in fornication. My, my.. If I defile this body, that Christ bled and died for, I am sinning against the temple, the dwelling place of His Spirit. That’s something I am not willing to do. And if someone truly loved me, they wouldn’t tempt or entice me into such a grievous sin either.

I pray that eyes are opened. That we stop living as though “anything goes” and turning a blind eye to sin in the name of love or whatever else you may want to call it and start living holy, pure lives before God and man.

*Image by Kaybee05

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