The name Victoria’s Secret might have to do with implications that Queen Victoria wore lingerie, I’ve heard it has something to do with an abortion, or it might have to do with the original design of the store being of a Victorian style. Now, I looked at Victoria Secret’s wikipedia file to gather this brief bit of info and I don’t really know if it is true and personally I’m not digging any deeper for fear of setting off the alarm that you set off when you go to inappropriate sites on campus wifi. So, why am I getting to know Victoria’s Secret? Well, here lately businesses like that are quickly taking over America. Lately, sex has become such a massive industry and it is almost horrific. There are even commercials that imply that by buying a microwaveable product and saving five minutes to make rice it will somehow add up to spending those five minutes have sex with super models. Why is this implied? Why would anyone ever buy into that idea? Maybe it’s because we are a people of passion and we do have animal instincts and right now we are so sexed up on TV, magazines, and even in just everyday clothing that we have come to see it as true. You see, when enough people do something and when enough people are brave enough to stand up for something there will be a movement. Now, here lately there has been a movement of sexual advancement of the people of the world. Every advertisement is near pornography and to go watch a movie you have to endure a sexual campaign threatening to brainwash humanity. All these industries use our passions. They take our natural, God given impulses and use them against us and have us tripping over ourselves.
So, what do we do? Is there a way out of this or is this the end? Are we done for due to the connection of biological impulse and hormones that God put into our bodies? Oh, no we aren’t! We can suppress it down! We can keep it down and keep it away! Right? Wrong yet again because if it is “suppressed” it is still there, it will still threaten and when we are weak, then BOOM! We are down for the count drooling over a half naked woman that we see on a magazine cover when we are checking out in Publix or fawning over a picture of Mr. Werewolf/Vampire. So, if we can’t suppress it what can we do? I mean we can fight and try to beat it down for ages, but since when can we get over our human nature alone?
Now, we have to give things up to God, right? Right. So, what if we could give up our sexual desires and those passions that we have to God. I really don’t think it is about getting rid of these passions, they are obviously natural and God gave them to us for a reason. Because I’m not planning to act on those passions until I’m married what do I do with them to give them over to God. Well, when a beautiful woman or man walks by we have a hormonal release. We suddenly become more attentive and alert, we can now run and jump and do anything to get that person’s attention because we are attracted to them naturally. So, take that energy and look at it…and ask yourself, can I redirect or use this for God in any way? I think yes. I think that if we humans(who are creatures of habit) can train ourselves to think in a pattern it is totally possible. So, I tried to do that and I’m getting there. I’m not perfect and I’m not always right now point but I started by just training myself to recite the Lord’s Prayer every time I was attracted to a girl I saw. Cheesy? Heck yes it is but, it’s better than sinning in my lust for women. Now, I’m at the point where I pray every time I see a girl that I’m attracted to and yes I slip, sometimes I’m dead tired and I am an idiot of a guy but, I’m proud to say that I am succeeding and with practice I’ve gotten really good at redirecting that passion. Yes, it is difficult. Yes, I felt stupid. Yes, it seems cheesy and weird, but it is better than sinning with my eyes every twenty seconds. If I can’t control my eyes, and my thoughts then how can I grow? How can I ever serve the Lord fully if I can’t keep my passions in a good reign and control myself? I CAN’T. So, I’m doing my best to try and refocus that passion by building a habit that is proper and do something worthwhile with it instead of just sinning left and right.