Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Spiritual Encouragement Through A Young Man's Perspective

Today's Spiritual Encouragement is brought to us by a dear friend of my Husband and I. This young man is like a family member to us. As a active member of his church as a youth mentor, musician, as well as other roles. He continues to grow in his responsibilities for the Lord. He most recently was asked to speak at another church in his community. 

Do you know a teenager or young adult who may have some difficulties living in this world while trying to keep Christian virtues ? Please share this message with them to let them know that they are not alone. 

Here is what he shared with me on being a young Christian in today's world....


 Being a young Christian man in today's world is a challenging task.

Trying to uphold virtuous morals and principles are almost looked at as that of being crazy or having a deadly disease.
When I share with people that I am a virgin and am saving myself for marriage, the usual reaction is, "Are you crazy?" or is usually followed by laughter and or rude comments. However, I firmly believe and have faith that God's word holds true and remains.

The scripture obviously lays out God's plan for marriage and how sex is designed to be used. I firmly believe that if you seek what God has planned for your life first, he will put everything where it needs to be (Matthew 6:33).

That includes financial issues, family issues, professional issues, and a mate. In fact keeping our eyes on God will pour over unto someone who is looking. The life you live for Christ inspires others, including the opposite sex. Nothing is more inspiring and more attractive in my eyes more than a female who is active in her church, but more importantly shows an obvious love for Christ. Thus, patience is a virtue, Solomon 8:4 states not to awaken love before its time. So in the downtime, focusing time and energy on Christ is the way to go.

Finally, being a virgin is not a disease. In fact you can see how admirable it can be, an example is Tim Tebow. He represents Christ and is waiting for marriage. A man once told me: "Young man, my wife is the best I have ever had in bed. Do you know why? Because she was the only one I ever had". If Christ commands us to live this life and has promised us the protection of the Holy Spirit, then in reality, we have a cakewalk. The road map has been laid out for us. With him as our guide, we will persevere and make it through. Be encouraged my brothers and sisters, God is with us.
Wyvis Oxendine 

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  1. Thank you, Shalasha, for sharing this wonderful young man's thoughts here on your blog. He is an inspiration to all of us, not just the young, as he reminds us that God has a perfect plan for our lives if we put all our trust in Him.
    Blessings to you!

    1. Martha,

      You are so right. We all can be inspired to keep living a life for Christ no matter what society thinks. I truly appreciate his honesty with us. Thank you so much for your support <3

  2. Hi Shalasha, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Chris,

      Each day this blog is a blessing to me as I see how it is a blessing to others. I am learning so much in this journey. I visited your blog and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you so much for following my page.