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I awoke this morning to the sound of my phone alerting me of a new notification. It was earlier than I had planned on getting out of bed, so I listened to my phone continue to ring as I slowly drifted off back to sleep.

A few moments later when I was feeling a lot more refreshed and motivated to start a new day I decided to look at who had been causing my phone to ring almost nonstop this morning. I usually don’t like to interact with people until I have a moment to gather my thoughts after waking, so I was very reluctant to say the least. But what I saw completely changed my mood!

My friend whom had just gone through one of the hardest break-ups I’ve ever had to witness decided to make the pledge of abstinence this morning!! Seeing this woke me right up and erased any aggravation I felt prior to reading the texts. To say I am happy for her would be an understatement! I have had to watch her get her heart broken over and over as she struggled to pull herself away from the only guy she has ever had sex with and her first true love. It is always painful to watch someone who you care for so deeply go through so much pain, but she came out such a stronger, wiser woman in the end!

I know she is probably reading this post, and I want her to know that I am so proud of the decision she has made. It not easy to commit to abstinence, and it is even more difficult after you have tasted the “forbidden fruit.” But we are going to keep each other strong! Your courage to deny yourself right now will bless you tremendously in the future.

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” -Luke 15:7

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About Juaquina Carter

Poet | Public Speaker | Photographer For Inquires: Juaquina.Carter@gmail.com
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