Let me ask you a question: If for some reason your disobedience disqualifies you for God’s purpose on your life, would the activity that you’re engaging in be worth it?
I had made a commitment of celibacy long before I met my wife Meagan. When we got married, I had been celibate for over ten years. What motivated the commitment was the same thing that made me keep it. I was preaching about living a life that put the Lord first, and then I was going out and living a life that was the opposite of the discipline I was teaching. Trying to be two people started tearing me apart. The desire for peace and harmony within myself was a motivator to choose no sex.
I could not reconcile the idea that at the end of my life God might say, “Here’s what I had planned for you, but because you showed yourself unworthy, I couldn’t do all I wanted to do in your life.” I was not prepared to take that risk. Whatever my purpose is in this life, I didn’t want anything to get in the way of that.
So I want to ask you: Can you live with never operating in the fullness of your purpose because you have no discipline over sex in your life?