We are a lot of things but primarily we are men meeting to overcome sexual sin. We are showing up every week in a drastic effort to kill that which is doing everything in it’s power to kill us. I talk a lot about sexual freedom, relationships, and great sex but to get there you gotta get yourself sober. Sobriety is your primary goal before anything else. Sober is defined by not acting out sexually. From masturbation to the most extreme and everything in between.
I am an evangelist at heart. I love to influence the lost in the direction of the cross. It’s what I do. There is a great chapter in the Bible you all should read, 2 Corinthians 6 Please read it and then come back. ….. ….. …. the main line I want to get you in that chapter is “come apart from them and be separate.” There is a time gentlemen in that as much as you want to reach the lost that you need to for your own well being to separate yourself from them. To get yourself in an atmosphere where you can heal, a place you can be honest with out judgement, a place where there are people stronger than you that you can lean into and get help. Find this place, get clean, take the time you need to take and when you’re strong enough, you’ll know and you’ll be ready to reach those outside of a relationship with Jesus and in time introduce them to him through what he has done through and in you.
1 Corinthians 15 says “bad company corrupts good character.” So be mindful of who you spend time with. Many good men have been pulled down with devastating consequences by lesser men. But know that many lesser men have been pulled up in the presence of great men. We are great men, if not today, we are on our way, and in time we’ll be there. Lifting men up, reaching the lost, the impure, the unholy with the fully alive righteousness of Jesus Christ crucified who lives within us.
If you are not sober. If you have not yet outwardly beat sexual sin it’s because you haven’t yet been willing to do what it takes. Own that, and change. Get rid of what is pulling you down, get extreme, get a little crazy, come apart and be separate, get in good company and get it done. It’s the starting point to the beginning of the rest of your life well lived. Every believer that comes to Christ has a deposit if not a full filling of the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us. Know that the Holy Spirit is Holy and it is natural for all believers to burn for holiness. In heaven it is perfectly Holy, we are to pray on earth as it is in heaven and we are the answer to that prayer as every day we get better, Holy as he is Holy from the inside out our God is at work to help us. Our job is to embrace it, go after it and be the change. So get reckless, lose the care of what others think of you, adapt a heavenly mind set and live Holy. Find the people and place to heal, give yourself time and be expectant of great things. Now, take a look in the mirror and say good bye to the old you forever, a transformation is taking place and you’ll never be the same.