I’ve heard so many people recently giving “I hope to” or “I wish I could” or “I’m going to try to” statements. I was talking to a friend the other day and she mentioned that she “hoped” to not have sex with her future husband before they get married. Let’s be honest, she’s already made her decision. Sometimes that’s just easier than committing… I hope to stop looking at pornography, I’m going to try to lose weight, I wish I could be bold enough to tell them how I feel about their actions… I was up front with my friend and told her that she more than likely will falter in her “hope” to not have sex before marriage because she didn’t actually believe what she was saying yet.
Switch it around in your head. Let’s be BOLD. Let’s make the decision and stand strong. You’ve got to say it with confidence though… I will not have those inappropriate conversations anymore. I will not make another purchase on my credit card. I’m going to spend time in the Word everyday… As you speak it out, you will believe it and your conviction and passion will grow. But don’t do it alone, you’ve got to tap into God’s strength to make it happen.