To the wonderful men out there…
Listen up dudes!
Now let’s back up here for a few minutes. What’s it with you guys, blaming your lack off integrity, your weakness to lust and fleshy desires; your failing dignity and your besetting impurity on women's charm and beauty? I had men say to me, "the devil is using your beauty to distract me" and to deceive me." Say what? You make it sound like am out destroy you; take away your pureness and sanity. What am I going to do with it unless you’re sanctified holy? You infer that I am an instrument of Satan. Well, excuse me! I'm not a part of Satan’s game. If you know me well, I play no games. I am NOT a player!
First of all, I can’t do anything about my natural; beauty (inward and outward). All compliments to God for doing such an amazing job! YOU. You allow your mind to control you, and yet you make it look like women got some enticing magical powers to cause you to go crazy. Look, I understand that there are “strange women” (Proverbs 5:3-23). They are everywhere. So you’ll find them in every corner on every street. -And who is to be blame? You’ll blame women for being women? There are strange women and there are the exceptional ones. Know the difference because you need to!
A Call Out to the Men
by Tamra Brathwaite
It is your choice to entertain or reject the temptations. You don't need to yield to any enticement! Women may have some power over you ,but you have a greater power to say NO, or walk away. What you feed your mind is what Satan will use to destroy you. Beware! No one can make that choice for you. Some of you proclaim to be men of integrity but yet you so dishonest in your actions and thoughts. And you’re untrue to yourself, so how could you be true to someone else. There is no integrity in looking at another woman in any lustful or personal way when you have already committed yourself to someone else. (Married or unmarried). It’s unfair and disrespectful!
I am no expert, but I share this out of concern for men, especially Christian young men who face this struggle to look the other way when they feel enticed by women, especially strange ones. I do not and will not be able to fully understand the greatness of your struggle to keep your eyes, heart and mind pure when there’s so much to see, so much to visualize. But I understand that there is a need to for faithful men of integrity and respect in our society. Men that will stand up for righteousness and walk humbly before God in purity of heart and mind. You don’t need to digest any of this, just think about it.
Take a tip from the GREAT BOOK!
James 1:14-15 ESV But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. No woman can trap up, unless you help create that snare.
Manage your purity!
Psalm 119:9-10 -ESV
"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! "
Guard your thoughts!
Philippians 4:8 ESV
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Prepare to win the test!
Romans 13:14 ESV
"But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires."
"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh."
A good man knows how to control his body.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV
"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;.."
2 Timothy 2:22
"So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart."