A Single Person’S Desire For Sex
Compared to attitudes of the past, attitudes towards sex have changed quite a bit. There were times when sex was not talked about in polite company, women were thought to only tolerate the experience and engaging in sex before marriage was deemed scandalous and even against God. Today it is more accepted that people have sex whether they are married or single.
Whether you are a man or a woman, dealing with sexual desire is something that you will face at some point of your unmarried life. Learning how to deal with these desires in a healthy and God fearing way is the right discipline that is going to last even into your married life. As we all know temptation does not stop with the application of a wedding ring.
The first thing is to face the issue; do not tell yourself that your desires are just your overactive imagination. This is lust taking over your mind, and you are allowing it in. You have to admit to the issue to deal with it. It is not possible to fight an enemy that you cannot face.
Forget the past; your past does not determine your future. This means that what you lusted for yesterday or this morning can be dealt with. Give your guilt and shame to God and then use your experiences as a stepping stone. Allow him to help you deal with your flesh as well as the needs of your soul.
Once you are able to face the issue and let go of your past, you have to be willing to honestly fight your flesh. For men it is not ideal to hang out at Hooters, or any other such location if you know you cannot handle the skimpy outfits on the women who work there. If you do find yourself in one of these establishments its best to keep in mind that these girls are only doing with they are told for larger tips; they don’t care about you or any problems or issues you may have. Since we live in a sex driven culture, you should be ready to oppose lust. When your mind is distracted, you need to focus and fight it; make the right choice.
It is not easy to overcome sexual desires, but with determination and God on your side, you can do it.