When people think about what sexual purity is, they come up with ideas of rules and regulations, things that you CAN’T do. What most people fail to realize is that sexual purity is not about what you cannot do, but instead it is about what you choose to do. Purity isn’t some obscure goal that must be attained. It is an active choice that we make every day.
Sexual purity applies to both our actions and our attitudes. It is the active choice to refrain from sexual activity outside the bonds of marriage. It is the decision to guard your heart and mind by not allowing impure thoughts or attitudes to take over. It is having faith that we are worthy of more than short-term pleasures, and that there is something better planned for our lives.
Sexual purity doesn’t “just happen.” We are human. Because of that, we have desires, and we will want to give in to those desires. To be pure doesn’t mean that suddenly those desires will disappear. Instead, we must have an active part in choosing to remain pure. It means we have to realize that there are more important things than fulfilling desires for a short-term gain.
What if you suffered from a past of sexual impurity? Does this mean that you are a lost cause? Certainly not. YOU have a choice. YOU can choose today to remain pure until marriage. It’s never too late.
Remember. The choice is yours!