The world is under the influence of the culture ansi it really does not offer a lot of purity. Advertisements are everywhere, they bombard us with images and thoughts. They seek to kill us. TV shows do not model the way we have been called to live. Movies, video games, and music teach us and seek to cause us to live in a way that is counter to purity.
What are we to do, We live in this culture and it is a part of your life! Don’t worry I am not about to tell you what to do, I am not here to tell you to put away all the things of the world. No that is not what I am going to tell you to do. What I suggest is that you really think about what you want. What do you want your life to be in the end. What do you want for your life now. Figure that out and then set a course for those things. There is tension in our world, it does not support the best decisions for you, it only supports the best decisions for it. The world and the culture around us does not line up with God, or the way that he created us to live. The world is opposite from God.
So what is a person to do? How are we to live a life of purity as we race after God, in a world that does not offer purity? Well first decide what you want for your life. You have to decide is God’s way the best way, or is the worlds way the best. Do you want to be radical? Or do you want to be like everyone else? What you decide will determine everything. Purity is a choice.
If you seek to go after purity then read God’s word because in it a young person can find the strength and the power to live a life of purity! Psalm 119:9 Tell us this: How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word. There it is, it is possible, but you have to decide, you have to make the decision about what you want to live your life for. Once you decide this then the road is still hard but at least you know what road you are walking on. The Bible tells us that we can do it and it is timeless it does not change, the standard can be reached! God’s way is the best way to live. You have to want it you have to really want it cause the tension of you wanting it would break the strongest individual. There are steps to follow and a path that is the right way to live, but you have to decide. What do you want? It is your choice, you are free to decide. All I ask is that you decide on one way or the other….
Psalm 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
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