Oh good! I have your attention. It’s a word that people hear and judgement begins to pour out. On others.
As I blog about this, it’s Human Slavery Day, and I think of all the girls in this business. We think of them. Pray for them. But what about us?
The definition of prostitution is: One who sells one’s abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose. I wonder how many of us are guilty of this more general defintion?
You might be thinking, that’s absurd! However, we sell ourselves short all too often when we do not allow God to work through our abilities and opportunities. I think of Hosea and Gomer. Gomer continually turned her back on Hosea giving herself to lustful men (to whom she wasn’t married). She ran from her faithful love, Hosea, and yet he continued to pursue her. Just like Christ does us. “Then the LORD said to me, “Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. Hosea 3:1.”
Our relationship with God can be just like this. We continually allow other things, other loves, to come between us and our relationship with God. Sometimes it is passive. We get busy doing–even doing noble things. But even in that sometimes we turn away from God’s desire to work in and through us.
Are you running from God? You have one life. How are you using it to benefit God’s kingdom? It truly comes down to one question: Do you trust God in your work, your relationships, your plans? If we believe He is who is says He is and that He will do what He says He will do, we would not allow anything to come between us and the one who created us and loves us. When we truly trust God, only then do we return to him and leave the “lovers” to which we prostitute ourselves.
Only then do we return to our True Love.