Lindsay Adams video blogged about her celibacy journey for over 2 years. She gave personal insights about her triumphs, struggles, victories and set-backs in an honest and transparent way. I want to share a video that she posted a while ago because I think it speaks to real issues that singles face. Issues like:
- The challenge of waiting on a spouse
- The discouragement that can set in when things don’t happen quick enough
- The raw honesty of emotions and desires
- The heart-felt desire to move forward into another season of life
I liked the video and I can definitely identify with Lindsay. I was celibate for 6 years before my husband and I got married. And can I just say that it was six l-o-n-g years, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. During that time, I learned alot about myself, while also confronting my fears and my frustrations. I grew spiritually and became more settled in who I was as a woman. And, for the first time in my life, I was finally “grounded” in my emotions. By that, I mean that I was no longer chained to bad relationships – just for sex. And on the flip side, even in good relationships, I didn’t have to bear the conviction of the Holy Spirit for being intimate before marriage.
For me, celibacy was the ultimate sacrifice. It represented me laying my heart, my sexual desires and my romantic relationships on God’s altar so that He could call the shots. It was submission in the most painful way possible. It was the pull and tug of what I wanted vs. what God wanted. However, the experience was also a beautiful love song to God. By letting go of my “right” to have sex, I surrendered my whole heart to God with devotion. That surrender was a serenading love chorus to say, “Lord, I love you so much. And I offer this part of my life to you as an offering.” That personal decision changed my life forever, but my relationship with God was important enough for me to make that sacrifice.
Was it challenging? Absolutely. But, is it possible? Definitely.
Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts.
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I want to hear from you…..What resonated with you in the video? Did anything speak to your heart? Do you have disagree with some of what she said? Please comment below.
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