Friday, 25 May 2018

3 Signs That Shows You're Eating The Forbidden Fruit in Your Relationship?

If only I had known how bitter the effect would be down my throat, I wouldn't have been tempted to taste how sweet it was - Anonymous 
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For every action, there's a cause and effect. Many don't think through the consequences of their action before they carry out the act; it is after they have committed the act before they regret it afterwards. 
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Do you remember those times you wished you hadn't done what you did, only to blame yourself or regret it?
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The ability to do what you want in life is limited if there was no Creator. Because you were created, there are certain acts that are forbidden in life and your relationship. There are lots of 'forbidden fruit' many had eaten and are still eating in their relationship. 
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For every forbidden fruit you eat, be prepared to feel the pain down your throat. Most people are still nursing the consequence of the forbidden fruit they ate years ago. 
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Ask Adam and Eve, if they had known that been separated from God, becoming a vagabond, living outside His presence with more hustling and toiling would become their fate in life, they wouldn't have ate the fruit He forbade them. 
Do you know that there is a 'forbidden fruit' in that relationship you must not eat? Let me remind you. 
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1. Tolerating sexual immorality 
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As a teenager or singles, it's forbidden for you to kiss your friend of the opposite sex who you are not married to. Kissing your family member is not the same as kissing someone you're erotically in love with.

You can call me names but it doesn't remove God's verdict on the matter. What happens when you kiss someone you had a feeling for? You may predict the journey of a kiss but you never can tell its final destination. 
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You can even 'secretly' engage in a kiss but it doesn't stop there, in fact, it's a journey of curiosity that leads to immorality. What happens to your hands and mind when you start kissing? You surely don't need a 3D glass to see the outcome. 
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Anything that has to do with immorality in that relationship is forbidden. Your boyfriend or girlfriend is not your husband or wife. You only have the moral right to do that which is godly to whoever you're married to. And it doesn't matter what the society calls it, it's wrong. 
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God won't judge you by what the media told you, you'll be judged by His word. There are many kisses which ended in sexual intimacy. Do not start the fire you won't be able to quench. 
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2. Sexual intimacy 
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Marital sex is the only permissive sex that God allows, the likes of premarital or extramarital sex is forbidden. The society throws several options to choose as singles or married and sin has been re-branded with catchy names. Some call it a fling, a one night stand, flirting or what have you. 
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Advertorials told you to stay faithful to a partner that you're not married to or have 'protected' sex with your partner. What makes sexual intimacy safe and protected is when it's done in marriage, not before or outside. 
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Some married men are of the opinion that having sexual relationship with their wife alone will be boring but it's good to test many waters. You'll be told that having side chicks is good in case your wife or husband refuses you sex. As 'good' as it may sound, it's a journey into destruction. 
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One thing about the forbidden fruit is that the devil makes it look as something you should desire, a fruit that would make you 'wise' and is good for food. 
Satan has a way of making sin look palatable but he hides its consequence. The devil hides the consequences of sin but God reveals it to you through His word so that you can choose between life and death. Sadly, the devil will package death in a fancy covering while you think it's life. 
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Another hard fact about the forbidden fruit is that you won't only suffer the consequences, your unborn children partakes in it. Ask Judah about his encounter with Dinah and see the effect on David and his children. You can choose your sin but you can never determine its consequence.
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3. Violating what is right
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To determine what is right is beyond the opinions of men or your personal opinion, it has to do with the word of God. Obeying anyone to disobey God is a violation of the right thing. Are you violating what is right according to God's word in your life and relationships? Doing that is eating the forbidden fruit. 
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However, the consequences of eating the forbidden fruit is death - physical, spiritual and eternal separation from God. There's room for repentance (confess your sins, ask for His forgiveness and forsake them) if you have eaten it in the past because He doesn't want you to perish. 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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