A Way Out

Dear Friend in Christ,

I thank God for you that I have another opportunity to share what God has done in my life. I would like to share one of my testimonies.

I pray that God will continue to strengthen and enlarge your territory.

In Christ

Rhonda Miller

Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

When I read the scripture, with every temptation, God will provide a way of escape, I felt like I found a million dollars. I found my breakthrough. I didn’t have to keep living a life that included adultery, lies, and pretending. I could be free.

I wanted to break free from the lustful relationship that I shamefully found myself in. But the gifts were too nice and the money was too good.

I couldn’t believe that I was in such a mess. I had just come back to the Lord after being a backslider for five years. I was on fire for the Lord – quoting scriptures, reading my Bible, praying every day. I wouldn’t settle in a church, though, because I was still afraid to commit myself.

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty; now I know that I needed a pastor and a fellowship of believers to help me. But anyway, I wouldn’t settle in anybody’s church. I had settled, instead, on a married man who eventually had my full attention.

He was handsome and financially secure. He spoke with confidence and intelligence. When he asked me to go out of town with him during a holiday break, I emphatically said “”no!”” and told him in a very holy way that adultery was sin and I wanted no part of it.

He kindly backed off and apologized. The next day, he sent a bottle of perfume along with a card. I kept it. The Holy Ghost told me to give it back and to stay away from him. I knew better. I knew what the Word said about adultery. But I kept it. The cologne was one of my favorites.

A few days later, he left me another small gift. Many times, he gave me money. The next time that he asked me to go out of town, I went. I ignored the convictions. I ignored the knowledge that I was selling myself for money and gifts.

After our last rendezvous, I felt ashamed and stupid for allowing myself to get in this situation. I told God I wanted out. I felt horrible that I failed God again and again. I picked up my Bible and the page fell on the scripture that saved my life. It said, “”with every temptation, God will provide a way of escape.”” There was actually an escape route for me. There was a way out. I was relieved. Through tears, I praised God. I repented, for sinning against God. I knew that God forgave me. I knew that I had the victory. Little did I know that victory would come through humiliation.

The next day, I received a phone call from his wife. She told me that she knew that her husband and I had been together. She said that she wanted to talk to me. I was flabbergasted. I was afraid. I was dumbfounded.

I managed to say “”sure, come on over.”” I hung up the phone and couldn’t believe what I said. I was humiliated beyond any explanation that I can say.

We agreed to meet at my home the next day. She didn’t need directions, she said. She knew where I lived. At that point, I could have died. I sat on my couch in a daze. How could I have let myself get in such a nasty mess? James 1:14 says that “”each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.””

The next day, she came over. We talked. I told her the truth. She told me not to see her husband anymore. I agreed. I never told him that his wife came to see me. I just ended it. I didn’t explain anything. I promised God that I would be faithful to Him. I promised myself that I would never allow myself to be in such a pitiful position.

That was fifteen years ago. I have remained faithful to Jesus in my singleness. I learned how to put my flesh under subjection. I prayed. I cried. I told God about every pain and the loneliness that I felt. I took showers. I spent time with strong women of God.

I love and honor Him for giving me strength and mercy. There is no way that I could have made it without my Savior.

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  1. new creature says:

    The only purity we can have is found in Jesus Christ who is holy. Jesus said to follow Him. If we follow Him how closely do we follow? Are we learning His ways and thoughts? Are we hungry for Jesus or are we just going along for the ride – enjoying the blessings.
    Jesus said except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone. But if it dies it will bear much fruit.
    Marriage is honourable and the bed is undefiled (IF THE MARRIAGE IS ACCORDING TO GOD – HIS WORD)
    Jesus’ flesh had to die. Remember that He became sin for us who knew no sin. Our sins were laid on Him – ALL OF THEM. His flesh which had become sin had to die for our sakes that we might live unto God in righteousness (Rom. 6) in marriage in the spirit..
    What are we as men doing still loving our sin? Still secretly longing with sinful desires? Still excusing our sin and making allowances for it/them?
    The real problem is that for many of us we still love sin. And we are still at enmity with Christ even though we have a great desire towards our Lord Jesus – we have not yet allowed Him to be Lord over the marriage bed and/or over all our desires and heart issues. Here the enemy plays his game of stealth, death and destruction.
    Men…we must die! For only when we die will we live unto God.
    Remember that Jesus cried out to God with strong crying and tears…believing that His Father was able to save Him (Heb. 5:7).
    This is our example men.. This was not a tantrum, nor a moment of religious feeling or emotion. It was everything and the only thing that Jesus could do. It produced resurrection life for Jesus and so it will for us. Are we willing to put away the flesh for the spirit?
    If we walk in the spirit WE WILL NOT FULFILL the lusts of the flesh – Rom. 8; Gal 5.
    Follow Jesus men – wholeheartedly. Let us get our eyes of the flesh onto Christ Jesus – He is our life in marriage. Seek Him and you will live. Paul makes it plain that those who fulfill the lusts of the flesh even if they are ‘believers’ will not inherit the kingdom of God. A very good reason to get it together with Jesus in order to get it together with the wife God has given us.

  2. SoldierToYeshua says:

    It appears there is a serious problem today with married men. We need to pray for all Christian men who keep having problems with Sexual addiction. some of it could be because there wives have stopped having relations with them which is very serious. And no matter how they pray they have this problem because they still have sexual energy, while maybe there wives have gone through menopause.

    So, to satisfy there urge they look into porn,. we have to pray for this it is becoming an epidemic. and it seems everytime you want to do something for God you are tempted more with this nonsense.

    Some women have a problem because of moving somewhere and this turns them off, or they went through early menopause. Please pray for these people not only to have victory but to live holy before God and that there wives and them will have a healthy sex life. Because inbalance causes serious problems. So, we pray in Jesus name for all bound by this problem to be delivered and set free, and never again have this urge to go back to this again.

    • Holyroller_11 says:

      the problem is a need for people to pray through to God,then many things will go away,prayer and fasting will put the flesh under foot,and Christ in control.

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