I have been celibate for a year now and I’m more than proud of myself for resisting the urges.
Since I got filled with the Holy Spirit, I made a promise to myself and to God that I would not get involved in the deal until I get married. And till today, I’m still holding on to that promise.
There are many many reasons as to why I chose to go celibate (one of it is my faith) and I honestly believe the decision to remain celibate has changed me as a person.
Since Jesus became very real to me, it has been absolutely difficult for me to even think of having sex. That doesn’t mean I don’t get tempted every once in a while (because I do), but the urge to want to engage in sexual intercourse has diminished significantly. And I honestly believe it’s because Holy Spirit keeps giving me the strength and power to overcome it.
If you guys don’t already know this by now, I used to be a skank in the world. I wasn’t necessarily a stripper or a whore, but if Jesus didn’t save me soon enough, who knows, I probably would have become one. Because pornography and premarital sex were things that I never really saw as harmful. And as a result of that, I ignored every conviction related to it.
Anyways, now that I’m in Christ and I’ve been made a new person, premarital sex has become like a stench to me. Not because I see myself as holy, but rather because the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes to see the spirtual consequences of it.
Reasons why I chose to go Celibate
#1. Soul Ties
If you guys don’t know about soul ties from a sexual standpoint, let me just summarize it to you. Basically, when you become sexually active with a person, you become one with them. Meaning that, whatever spirits that person carries, you automatically start carrying the same thing. And often times, you might not even be aware of it.
“And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.” – 1 Corinthians 6:16
I’m saying this from personal experience, because I know for a fact that I had to cast out a ton of devils after separating from my ex-boyfriend and coming to Christ. And as a result of that, these days, I’m extremely careful with dating.
Not only am I cautious of soul ties, but I’m also cautious of the type of spirit(s) a person is carrying. And simply put, anyone who isn’t filled with the Holy Spirit automatically gets cut off from my list.
#2. My Purpose
Father has revealed to me what my calling is. And since coming to that awareness, I had to understand that it requires purity and holiness.
I don’t really want to get into details on what He has called me to be, because Holy Spirit hasn’t given me the permission to broadcast it. But all I’d say is that my purpose is connected to me remaining celibate. And it’s very essential that I walk in it.
#3. Intentional Dating
The biggest mistake I constantly made when I was still in the world was dating without intention. I used to focus so much on physical appearance and sexual experience that I never really got to know individuals on a heart to heart level. And because of that, I always ended up in toxic relationship cycles.
However, now that I’m more knowlegeable about the dangers of premarital sex, I can definitely say that going celibate has really helped me cut off toxic men from my life. And not only that, but it has really made dating a lot more fun for me.
#4. It is Sin
I’m pretty sure all of you already know this by now. But just in case you didn’t know, now you do. And the dangerous thing about this sin is that it is recorded in the scriptures as the only sin against your own body (1 Corinthians 6:18).
#5. Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit is my bestfriend and boyfriend (no joke) and I love Him to shreddssss… And because of that love, I find it difficult to allow anyone to mess with His temple. I’m that protective.
And whenever I do get tempted, I honestly feel like poop. Because it saddens me to know that He also gets affected by it as well, since He lives inside of me
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself – 1 Corinthians 6:9”
Thankfully, He gives me a heads up each time certain men sent by the enemy come into my life. So that has really helped me a ton in staying celibate.
And until I find someone who is just as obsessed with Him as I am.. I’m staying this way.
Till next time,
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