He had that control, that even when he was forced to have sex, he left his cloth and ran for his life! that is self Control!
Most people say, well, it’s not my fault, I’m handsome, I’m beautiful, I have a lot of men or women attracted to me, they are literally begging me to have sex with them, how do you think I can cope, the temptation is every where I turn to. Well, I think most people who decided to stay sexually pure till marriage are people who never had opportunity to have sex, they were not attractive enough, they had no pressure from the opposite sex. What will you say about Joseph? The Bible said he was fair looking! He was handsome in a way His father loved him more and His brothers were jealous of Him. I’m sure He would have had a lot of temptation from the opposite sex that was never recorded of. But one was.
OGA JOSEPH was admired by a royal blood, (rich woman), a very beautiful woman I’m sure, he was tempted by her over and over again, but he still could control his emotions, to an extent of running away when he was seduced and almost forced to commit sexual sin, so what’s your excuse?
This was Joseph story..
” and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded.
But Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his entire household.
She kept putting pressure on Joseph day after day, but he refused to sleep with her, and he kept out of her way as much as possible.
One day, however, no one else was around when he went in to do his work.
She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, “Come on, sleep with me!” JOSEPH TORE HIMSELF AWAY, BUT HE LEFT HIS CLOAK IN HER HAND AS HE RAN FROM THE HOUSE. Genesis he 9:7-12
Do you know what it means to be seduced by a very beautiful woman, who was ready to go all the way, have sex? Do you know that in the midst of the seduction, while being grabbed, he struggled out, left his cloth and ran out of the house! Ran for his life? Do you know what height of self control it takes to do that?
What’s your excuse?
Can you say you possess such Self Control?