I am ALL about a celebration. Anytime there is a reason to celebrate, I am down for the cause. Many of my friends are the same way. We truly enjoy celebrations. So, for the next few days I am inviting you to celebrate celibacy with me!!
A few years ago, after ending a long term relationship, I decided I wanted to do things God’s way (especially since my way wasn’t working). When I started re-started this journey I thought it would be hard. But it wasn’t (initially). God cleared EVERYTHING (every distraction and anything that could potentially distract me) out of my way so I could focus on him. At times it is a struggle, but it is worth it. God gives us the strength to persevere when we have a genuine desire to please him.
For me, being celibate is freeing. Sex confuses things. It (including the emotions that come along with it) makes you stay in less than stellar situations for far too long either because you don’t want to start from scratch with someone new, you don’t want to have sex with yet another person or what you have is better than the unknown and the list goes on and on.
People say they are celibate, but don’t really talk about being celibate and the struggles that go along with it. After enough budding relationships that have ended soon after I uttered three small words (“I am celibate.”), there is a part of me that wonders whether the potential relationship would have had more of a chance if I weren’t celibate. I wonder if I would be in a serious relationship or married by now if I weren’t celibate. But then I look around me at the women I know (and don’t know personally) who are having sex and still aren’t in real relationships. So, that proves there is major fault in my logic AND that the devil is busy.
But. Today. I. Choose. I choose to be celibate. I choose to continue my journey. I choose live according to God’s good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:1 – 2). I choose to pray and wait on God to send me to the man he has pre-ordained to be my husband. I choose to celebrate my celibacy not just today, but everyday.
For the next few days I will be doing a series on celibacy. I hope my struggles, triumphs and tips are helpful and encouraging.
IT’S (finally) GIVEAWAY TIME!!
In celebration of celibacy, I am doing a GIVEAWAY! Yay for giveaways!! I’ll be giving away a few of my favorite things – a $10 Target gift card, which also doubles as a book mark (grand prize winner only), leather bound devotionals, planners, pens and a 2 oz. Sugarcoated Scrub (Orange Plum)!!
To enter to win 1 of the 3 prizes:
- FOLLOW this blog, if you don’t already do so AND
- Leave a COMMENT about your most memorable celebration AND
- FOLLOW me on Twitter (@TheKingdomChick).
You get up to 3 additional entries by SHARING THE LOVE. That means retweeting (Twitter), following me on Instagram (@SugarcotedScrubs) and/or following me on Twitter (@SgrcoatedScrubs).
- Giveaway open to full time US residents only.
- Entry requirements must be completed by midnight on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in order for participant to be eligible to win.
- Winners will be selected randomly.
- Winners have 48 hours from notification to respond with mailing address.
Blessings, and thanks for celebrating with me.