What Does Disney World Have To Do With Sexual Purity?
Recently, I vacationed with my family to Florida and made the infamous stop to Disney World. My youngest daughter is two and she is in the “princess” stage. She wears her princess dress everyday, confuses churches for her “kingdom”, and when called by her first name she corrects you by putting “princess” in front of it. I thought this would be the perfect time of her life to visit Magic Kingdom with THE princess castle. So what does this have to do with sexual purity? Keep reading, I’m getting there!
As we were leaving the resort, which she called her “home”, she became fussy, irritated, and shed some tears. Even though this broke my heart, I still didn’t want to ruin the surprise. My oldest daughter and I tried to explain to her, without giving away where we were going, that she was better off leaving her comfort zone because it was worth it. We kept saying, “Trust us. You’re going to want to be where we are going.” In her little mind, she couldn’t understand why she was leaving her comfortable place and in our minds we didn’t want to spoil it. Are you getting where I’m going with this? Let’s break it down:
1) Leaving your comfort zone– In our walk with Christ, especially with sexual purity, God will take us out of our comfort zone (whatever that looks like to you) so He can bring us to better, more fulfilling, and dreams come true type of attitude. At first, it may feel painful, annoying, and uncomfortable, but it will be worth it in the end.
2) Trust– Even though Zoe didn’t have a choice, most of us do, she needed to trust us. She needed to trust we had her best interest at heart, we knew her and how excited she would be, and she was safe.
3) Worth the wait– Regardless of much discomfort Zoe experienced in her little two-year-old body during those moments, it was all forgotten about once we reached our destination. She couldn’t have possibly imagined all that awaited her in Magic Kingdom. We are like this too. Our minds can’t possibly imagine ALL the Lord has waiting for us.
God showed me through this human example how He feels when we are impatient, irritated, and don’t understand why we have to go through “pain”. In His Word it says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord” (Isa. 55:8). He is telling you, “My child, I know you, trust me, I love you and believe me, it’s worth it!” So let us wait with eager hearts, a grateful attitude, and TRUST!
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