Thrive. A 14-Day Devotional For Singles


Self Control

It’s been over 50 years since the sexual revolution of the 60s, and one thing is for sure: anything goes when it comes to our generation’s perspective on human sexuality. “If it feels good, do it” is no longer anyone’s mantra because it’s a given. Even within the church people’s perspective on sexuality seems to have taken a life of its own. One statistic reports over 60% of single Christians are sexually active. If you’ve read God’s point of view on sexuality, then you should be scratching your head in wonder. How could that be? It’s actually not as complicated as you might imagine. When push comes to shove, the heart of the issue is what’s at the heart of the matter. Who gets to decide what’s right for you? Do you make your own choices or are you yielded to the Holy Spirit every step of the way? Will you give your sexuality over to your hormones or will you dedicate this part of your life to the God who created your sex drive? In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul reminds us that as followers of Jesus Christ, we’ve been bought with a price. We’re no longer our own. But it all boils down to surrender. Who’s in control of your body? Are you calling the shots or is God in control of your life? There’s so much at stake here, especially when it comes to your sexuality? 


What specific areas of your sexuality do you need to surrender to the Lord? What are some practical steps you need to take to give God control of your body?