Sleeping with the Enemy!
I'm only dating her/him b/c they are in the industry AND I'm trying to make some connections to get my business up and running. I'm sleeping with her/him to get an increase in salary. I gotta do what I gotta do to get that corner office. I’m only using them so they can pay my bills, etc.
"Flee from sexual immorality.
All other sins a person commits are outside the body,
but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your bodies."
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NIV
If you are over 25. You have probably heard one of those statements, come out of someone’s mouth.
I myself thought like that, to some degree at one time. When I was younger! Years ago, I met this guy whom was pretty popular (talented as well) and was related to and knew celebrities. So, it started off cool and I was just dating him the normal dating….BUT then it got to the point – where I just didn’t like him anymore and I didn’t want to date him….AND the only reason I continued on with seeing him was b/c of who he was and who he knew. So, I am guilty of thinking of using someone for the sole purpose of the chance/opportunity to get connections.
Luckily, ONE day I woke up and realized that I didn’t need him to be successful. I didn’t need him to get connections. All I needed was GOD! If it were meant for me to obtain, what it was I was after…God will provide it for me. I didn’t have to lower myself to be successful AND neither do you!
Typically, when you use someone to get something. They don’t let that stuff die. They don’t be like here you go…now go on with your life. Oh no, in most cases, if they gave you something or helped you in some form…they will want something in return…and they will feel that you owe them and that they own you.
Who wants to live their life like that for hook-ups? That’s no way to live! It’s not Healthy!
When GOD gives you something. He doesn’t treat you like man! Scripture says: Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT!! With that being said: I would rather God’s “Hook-ups” because He will bless me and you with more than we could even imagine in ways unknown to us! He will make those connections happen. He will open up those doors that no man can shut! That’s how AWESOME & BIG God is! He loves you and He knows the plans He has for you. Plans to prosper you, give you HOPE and a FUTURE!
So, make your requests known to GOD and this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus! [Philippians 4:19]
TRUST GOD and LIVE FOR GOD alone! Not man! Although, He will use man to give you the desires of your heart. YOU will never have to do things that are sinful, to receive all that God has for you!
Scripture reading: Romans 8:1-17 NLT
Life in the Spirit
8 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.