Friday, August 30, 2013

CONTROL IT BROTHER!

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I went out to a concert party at a bar here in LA a month ago with my chum and his friends. On our small talk they offered me liquors and cigarettes. I refused to get some and I just had a carbonated drink instead. "Man you are wasting your life. You need to enjoy your youth, you need to loosen up! When you get old you can no longer enjoy these good things on earth. Have you ever smoked a marijuana? Have you ever been get laid? We're going to change you, this is California man, we will end up tonight in bed naked! I replied "If I should have known, I shouldn't have gotten here" then we laughed at it.

During my teenage years and early 20's I for sure did all these things (except for the marijuana). I mean I enjoyed drinking with friends and getting drunk, I enjoyed smoking cigarettes when I was working in a call center just to alleviate the stress at work, I had sexual encounters with people I'm not married to for the sake of curiosity and to feed my sexual desires. I've been there and been that.

Christianity aside, as a nurse I stopped doing these things because I started to take care of my body. I know for a fact that alcoholic beverages and cigarettes can harm the body. Lahat ng bagay na ito can cause your body organs such as your kidney, heart and lungs to deteriorate slowly. Kung mahal mo ang sarili mo at mahal mo ang pamilya mo you wouldn't be doing these things. Second hand smoke is worst. Kawawa naman ang mga nakikilanghap, cause they have no choice.

Yes a condom can protect you from getting pregnant or can protect you from acquiring sexually transmitted diseases but it cannot protect you from a broken heart. If you have been addicted to sex, mahirap na to get way out, you'll crave for more and will no longer be satisfied by just having one partner. You will never enjoy the beauty of sex when you get married because you have someone to be compared of, you get confused with lusts. They say na okay lang sa mag kalalakihan to have sex with different partners kase wala namang mawawala sa kanila, kumpara sa mga babae, I believe that is wrong.  Having sex with different partners is something dogs do. Hindi naman tayo aso, they might have no self control kaya gagawin nila yun anytime, anywhere. We are humans God gave us self control so we need to use it. Control it parekoy! I think it's not very manly to have maraming sexual partners, that means you are very weak in controlling yourself.

For people who watch a lot of pornography, I believe this will affect you someway or somehow, it will stick in your mind and it will affect how you treat women for instance. And if you've been into these kind of activity you need grace from God. He will erase everything and make you a new person.

I don't want to sound like self-righteous here. Like what I said I've been into it and I learned a lot from it. Habang ginagawa mo ang kasalanan, there is so much pleasure in it pero after you do it, what do you feel? You feel bad right? Sobrang parang binabarena ang emotions mo. Kahit anong sabon ang gawin mo sa katawan mo you will still feel dirty. You feel immoral, unloved, unaccepted and condemned. That's what the demons want you to feel. We all need God to save us from all of these thoughts and I believe if we focus our eyes on Jesus alone, mawawala ang lahat ng ito at lilinisin niya tayong lahat sa ating mga kasalanan like a new born baby.

I ended up the night on my bed. Hindi nag yosi, hindi nalasing at hindi nakipag sex. Buhay pa naman ako! Temptations will always be there. Sinabi na ni Jesus yan, sa prayer niya nga hindi niya pinag pray na alisin niya tayo sa makasalanang mundo na ito, but his prayer is for us to overcome sins, to overcome evil. (John 17:15) At pwede naman mag enjoy ng buhay without comprising our health. Mas masarap kaya mag enjoy sa presence ni Lord at alam mong nagiging victorious ka sa pag gawa ng kasalanan. Try mo! :)


Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. -1 Corinthians 6:18

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. - Psalms 119:37

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God- Galatians 5:19-21

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1 comment:

  1. Inspirasyon ang post na ito bro.

    Salamat bro sa reminder :)

    Godbless..

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