Still Wearing Purity Ring, *Poetry Corner- “Valuable”

So I have been wearing my purity ring since June, 2010. I am so psyched that this year, I am zeroing in on wearing it for a year. I will be so proud of myself!

I promised God that I would not have sex until I am married, and it still isn’t too difficult. This is because I am focused on doing the Lord’s work: reading the bible, telling others about him, etc. I really feel that the Lord loves my promise, and that he is pushing me away from sex. I love that this is easy right now.

I know 100% that it will not always be. I am sure I am going to run into cute guys, who are nice and friendly, and I will be tempted, and that’s when the true test comes. I am praying that the Lord gives me strength to get past it, and help to keep me focused. I am a young 18 year old, and there is just waaay too much room for bad stuff to happen. Pray for me! I just stopped writing and prayed for myself.

If you are not married, you should be practicing abstinence. Busy yourselves with the Lord’s work.

“I want you to be free from worry. A man who is not married is busy with the Lord’s work, trying to please the Lord. But a man who is married is busy with things of the world, trying to please his wife. I am saying this to help you, not to limit you. But I want you to live in the right way, to give yourselves fully to the Lord without concern for other things.” 1 Corinthians 7:32-33, 35

Do something you love. Get together with other believes who are working at the same goal of staying pure. Pray, and don’t put yourselves in situations where you would be tempted. Maybe avoid a certain party or person/group of people. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up for avoiding sex, not tear you down.

Wearing my ring makes me feel beautiful; like I am well worth the wait. I don’t feel the need to give myself away, because I trust the Lord to bring me the right person, at the right time. That time is not now. It makes me feel like the most beautiful person in the world, because other girls are often desperate to give themselves away when they aren’t ready, and it’s like they think they are nothing without sex.

But that’s not true! There’s no need to feel desperate, because there will be plenty of time when we are older and with the right person. We are so precious and beautiful and wonderful, even without sex!

Valuable

No man can tell me
I’m not beautiful,
That I’m not a precious gem
Because I refuse
To give it up to him

They can shut up
I’m doing just great
God’s teaching me
I’m well worth the wait
Wrapped in a golden gown
Wearing a golden crown
Dressed in the love
Of Jesus

No man can take from me
What I refuse to give away
I am valuable, wake up special
Every single day
I’m loved by the one
Who matters most
Who cherishes me
Much more than precious gold

Absorbed in God
I wear a crown of his love
And until the time has come
For my beloved
I’m just fine with Jesus
He’s the only guy
I’ll be thinking of

Declaring
I’ll remain in purity
Until He finds the one for me
No need to feel alone
More precious than gold
You’re valuable
You’re valuable
You’re valuable,
You know

The Lord sees you
In all your radiant beauty
He wants you
To ignore the lustful man
He wants you to
To take His hand
And when you feel alone,
He sees your beauty glow,
saying,
“Hey, you’re valuable,
You’re valuable,
You’re valuable,
You know”

Copyright Jennifer Clayton
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I feel cherished and loved by God, and that’s enough for me. We are his beautiful children. He wants the best for us, and that means waiting. 🙂

Remember, you are so worth the wait!!

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3 Comments »

  1. cogs Said:

    i’m proud of you too! your poem is so good. i used to think that women were the most beautiful thing on earth, but i think god is far more beautiful than anything. since you’re staying with him, i imagine his beauty is making you more beautiful within your spirit. i think it’s because god is the only one who can heal and give life. not only that, but he chops away what doesn’t belong, to leave the true art. good job deadwednesdays.

    • deadwednesdays Said:

      Thanks, I’m glad someone is proud of me. I really am proud of myself, too. 🙂 I’m 18, with lots of options, but I am glad I am choosing to focus on God.

      You’re right; God is the most beautiful thing in the world. I try to tell people that the more they are with God, the more his beauty and strength will reflect into them. He gives us that. His love flows into our hearts, and we get all kinds of blessings because of it.

      I know he helps to take away my pain whenever I feel weak. I hope more than anything, his beauty reflects through me, and that what people see when I am being nice and loving and kind is the love of God. That’s really what my aim is. 🙂

  2. Tamara Shaw Said:

    I am a mom of a 14 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. We are giving our son a purity ring tomorrow and I came across your poem. You are truly a blessing to us and I am so proud of you standing up for what is right in the Lord. God is protecting you from so much hurt and heartache. He has someone special just for you and when that time comes, you will be blessed beyond what you could imagine!! You are truly beautiful and God is smiling – be strong and stay pure!


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