More than ever we as believers and women of God have to be aware of what the Word of God says because the messages that come out in today’s society tend to be the polar opposite of His truth. Take for instance Amber Rose, model and ex girlfriend to Kanye West and Wiz Khalifah.
This is not about her per say, but about the message behind her satirical video released recently with the comedy site Funny or Die. Rose starred in a video in order to remove the shame from the “walk of shame” situation and raise awareness for an event called “Amber Rose Slut Walk” in Los Angeles.
The video shows a proud Amber, strutting through her neighborhood after a one-night stand with a man. People in the clip were viewing her and not judging her, but siding with her adult decision to do what she wants with her body as a woman. However, the walk of shame video gives this false sense of empowerment that a woman can do whatever she wants and the “world will have to/should respect that.” The irony was that despite a woman’s efforts, people are going to judge, saved or not, especially men. It’s not funny but sad that the video practically boasts in this form of “sexual freedom” but it does nothing to address the long term consequences and effects of this destructive lifestyle (Galatians 6:8).
No one shows you that those empowered smiles are from emptying shells of women and men, giving pieces of themselves away for the sake of a good time. Lack of guilt or shame is an indication that you may have turned your back on God. “The sinful mind [mind set on the flesh] is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God” (Romans 8:7-8). That’s the reality of the walk of shame, embarrassed or not.
We make mistakes, yes, but if we’re not repentant, we fall into a cycle of destructive living.
Sexual sin is sin committed against one’s own body (1 Corinthians 6:18), and our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit to dwell in, they’re sacred (1 Corinthians 3:17 and 6:19-20). “The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body” (v.6:13). Hooking up, sex before marriage, even lust of the eye is sexual immorality and we can’t make room for it and say it’s okay because it’s “empowering” in the world’s eyes. The struggle is real to maintain out here ladies, but it’s not worth it if it’s outside of God’s will for you.
Amber Rose is not the only one doing her out here.
There are men and women of God who are compromising themselves daily because their mind is still on fleshly desires. I struggled with lust for years, so I know it’s hard. Sexual sin is one of the tougher sins to break free from, but if you’re willing, God will deliver you and help you get right no matter how much wrong you think you’ve done.
“Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17
It takes a prayer life and to be self-controlled, a fruit of the Spirit. Understand that the messages that the enemy puts out in this world attempt to make it seem like something is positive or empowering, but if Jesus is not at the center, think again and look into it deeper. A woman has a right to choose what to do with her body out of free will, but she won’t have control over the consequences: the soul ties, the hardening of her heart, health risks, impacted emotional well being and her future. This video promotes a selfish, live-for-today mentality that doesn’t tell you anything about the realities of her decision. Sex is good!…in the context God created it for (marriage). Anything else promoted out here is simply a fantasy-dressed lie.
Truly at the end of the day it’s up to us, as women who believe, to trust God at His word, to allow His Spirit and power to keep us when we get enticed to follow the trending tides. To live a life that’s beyond what our natural desires want and live with an eternity mindset that benefits us much more in the long run and satisfies us for more than one night.
“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1