BE PREPARED! Flee sexual immorality!
In his book Finishing Strong, Steve Farrar describes 3 different types of ambushes men can expect to encounter as they attempt to finish strong: 1) the ambush of another woman (female), 2) the ambush of money (finances), 3) the ambush of a neglected family (family). Today, we’ll take a look at the ambush of another woman.
When applying for life, disability, health, or car insurance, the central issue that will make or break the approval of your application is risk. Risk is also the central issue in determining whether or not you will survive the ambush of another woman.
When it comes to finishing strong, men can actually rate their risk. Just answer these four simple questions:
- Do you spend personal time with the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture daily?
- Are there at least one or two men in your life with whom you have built a friendship based on trust, confidentiality, and accountability? (i.e. Do you have a buddy who is close enough that you can’t con him and who loves you enough to get in your face if he needs to?)
- Are you currently spending significant time with any attractive woman other than your wife?
- Are you absolutely sure you will finish strong?
The correct answers are “YES” for #1, “YES” for #2, “NO” for #3, and “NO” for #4. If you have one wrong answer, you are at risk. If you have two wrong answers, you are a moderate risk. If you have 3 wrong answers, you are a bad risk. If you have four wrong answers, you are an accident waiting to happen.
Flee sexual immorality! Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)]
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)
Father God, You are He before whom every tongue will confess. You are perfect Knowledge. You are the LORD who loves righteousness. You are the unbiased, impartial Judge, whose judgments are righteous all together. May I always have a healthy fear of You. Surround me with Your angels to protect me from moral failure. Bless me to seek You daily with a humble and contrite spirit. Thank you for my accountability partners. May I always have a few close friends in my life who will rebuke me when I step out of line. Bless me to flee sexual immorality. May I never forget that I can fail at any time without Your strength and guidance.
For those reading this message who are victims of the ambush of another woman, I ask You to heal their wounds, heal their families, and help them to forgive as Jesus would. For the other readers, I ask You to bless their families from the ambush of another woman. In Jesus name, Amen!
Blessings of the Day
1) The Ambush of Another Woman by Steve Farrar
- Finishing Strong – Introduction
- Finishing Strong – Avoiding the 3 Ambushes
- Finishing Strong – The Ambush of Another Woman
- Finishing Strong – Avoiding the Ambush of Money
- Finishing Strong – Avoiding the Ambush of a Neglected Family
Blessings to flee sexual immorality!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
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