Staying on Red AlertRichil Mawuenyega
It happened a few years ago. I belonged to a church group that goes to evangelize and follow up on converts after church. On one of those occasions, I reached out to a fairly mature guy who was not grounded in Christ. He seemed to take in my message pretty well. It led to phone calls, messages and follow up visits. I was not ignorant about the traits of carnality so I was transparent about my dealings, as I prayed along.
On one of my visits at his house, he offered me a drink. I declined. The next thing I knew, he was all sweaty and wanted to turn our godly conversation into a lustful one. He complimented me on my perfume, clothes, physique, name it. I got the hint and I thought, “oh no, why today?” On that day he looked cute, decent but flirtatious. How I stood firm on my grounds, was a miracle. Nobody, no matter how spiritual, is above temptations. I managed to flee the scene but only
God knows what would have happened if he forced his way through.
Everything has challenges, whether in Christ or out of Christ. When the Bible says flee ( in 2 Timothy 2:22):
1) it means run, not giving excuses
2) it means show displeasure. Do not try to be nice or play along.
It takes split seconds to sin, you can never be sure of the exact time. So if you have the opportunity, please do well to FLEE.
I am Richil Mawuenyega
I don’t mind sharing my story.