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Embracing Our Divine Sexual Nature: Finding Joy and Power in God’s Design

We are inherently sexual beings, crafted by God’s own hand, imbued with the remarkable ability to create life—a sacred and profoundly positive attribute. It is a testament to the benevolence of a Heavenly Father who entrusts us with this extraordinary capability to forge families, societies, and to know love, joy, and indeed, pleasure within the sacred bonds of marriage.

Our world is deeply confused about many things, notably about our sexual nature, which often arises from a skewed understanding of God’s role in our lives and, conversely, the role of the adversary.

We often hear one of two approaches regarding sexual misconduct, specifically regarding the issue of pornography. On one end, we hear that all is well, that “sin” is too harsh a term that creates shame.

On the other end, we might hear about those who have viewed pornography or who currently view it that “you are an addict, you have a serious problem/issue, or that there is something wrong with you.” While there are certainly many people who are addicted to pornography and indeed have a very serious problem, both approaches may be missing the mark.

After Adam and Eve transgressed the law in the Garden and partook of the fruit, they had an instructive interaction with God the Father and Jesus Christ that I believe can teach us a great lesson.

The Book of Moses recounts the dialogue that ensued:

15 And I, the Lord God, called unto Adam, and said unto him: Where goest thou?
16 And he said: I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I beheld that I was naked, and I hid myself.
17 And I, the Lord God, said unto Adam: Who told thee thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? If so, thou shouldst surely die.
18 And the man said: The woman thou gavest to me, and commandest that she should remain with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree and I did eat.
19 And I, the Lord God, said unto the woman: What is this thing which thou hast done? And the woman said: The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
20 And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent: Because thou hast done this, thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;

This encounter sheds light on the divine response from God to His first two mortal children after being beguiled by the devil. It’s worth noting that God sought honesty and accountability from Adam and Eve regarding their actions and subsequently outlined the consequences they would face, while also offering them time to repent and the promise of a Savior for redemption.

Nevertheless, it was the serpent who bore the brunt of His wrath and curse. His immediate response after hearing what happened was to rebuke Satan for what he had done.

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Understanding how God handled this situation can give us insight and power as we navigate a life full of decisions, desires, and appetites with the same serpent constantly seeking to beguile us along the way.

The problem and sin stem from the misuse of our sexual power in the wrong ways, at the wrong times, or with the wrong people.

The temptation for misuse comes from the source of all evil, the devil himself, who aims to distort and pervert our divine sexual nature through promiscuity, lust, and the pervasive snares of pornography. The adversary wields these tools to objectify and replace love with lust.

Choosing to succumb to the devil’s influence to misuse our God-given sexual desire and power needs to be our focus.

Once we understand these truths, we don’t need to spiral into shame or dwell on our faults; instead, we can use the guilt that arises from a correct understanding to discourage further missteps.

This kind of guilt, which Paul refers to as “godly sorrow,” acts as a catalyst for repentance, guiding us back to Jesus for healing and the chance to make progress with a clean slate.

As we strive to honor the righteous expression of our innate sexual nature, it’s crucial to remember who the true adversary is. It isn’t us or our Heavenly Father but rather Satan, who relentlessly seeks to corrupt and twist the use of our sacred nature into something selfish and profane.

To stand firm in this battle, we need to take responsibility for our actions and embrace the gift of repentance.

After all, God knew that the challenges and temptations of this life wouldn’t be easy and that we would all fall at times. That does not mean that sin is justified, nor does it mean that we are hopeless.

It is imperative that we remember our sexual nature, a divine gift, is inherently good and intended to be a source of joy and power in our lives. As we navigate life’s journey, filled with choices and challenges, let us remember that we are not alone, that God loves us, and that He is cheering us on the entire way.

Spencer Hall

Article written by certified life coach, Spencer Hall. If you’re standing at a crossroads, seeking the courage to move forward and the wisdom to choose the right path, let’s connect. I’m not just a coach; I’m someone who’s lived the very transformation I teach. Follow my Instagram page and check out this video below!
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