He uses you.
Always makes you do things you really don’t want to do.
You do them. And than eventually it becomes easier to do those things.
He walks beside you and flaunts you to the world. He loves to belittle you. Make you feel like your nothing. And tells you no one would want you if you left.
But than again he knows how to indulge you in your drug. The thing you crave the most. Attention.
One of the only things that make you feel powerful, in-control, and on top of the world.
No, I’m not talking about some pimp.
I’m talking about the prince of this world. The devil.
Just the other day I’m pretty sure I witnessed a pimp walking with his “girl”. And as I watched how the man walked with his head high with pride almost like he wanted the world to know that yes, he was indeed a pimp! And proud of it! It made me think: That girl is every one of us. And that “pimp” is just like the devil. When he owns us (before we come to Jesus) he is our pimp. And he sure is proud of it!
I can look back and remember never being pretty enough, or liked enough. I remember being bullied and picked on in high school. I also remember getting next to nothing when it came to attention from my dad. And Sadly, the times I do remember were when he was intoxicated.
So it wasn’t a big surprise when I gave myself away to one of the first boys that I believed liked me. (or like most teenagers tend to believe: “loved me”.)
This drug by the name of Attention really did make me feel happy, and good about myself. How could I resist a male actually willingly giving me attention!
It was awesome. I know now that I would’ve done anything for this “drug”.
At just the age of 15 I had decided I wanted to be a stripper.
What young girl in her RIGHT mind decides that??
I read an article just the other day about young teen girls willingly entering the sex trade. Really?
Girls willing to exchange something so very precious for something so profane and twisted.
The officals that have seen this believe some of it comes from pimps being glorified in the media.
“It’s glorified now to be a pimp, you look at the TV shows, ‘Pimp my Ride.’ Pimp this, pimp, it’s in songs, everything is pimp, pimp, pimp, and so when these guys do that, you’ve got these screwed up girls who don’t know any better and they’ll think that it’s cool and they’ll hang out with them …..
-( http://www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/inside-the-sex-trade-new-study-exposes-the-economics-and-societal-trends-be )
It saddened me.
But as some may ask what kind of girl would do that?
I thought to myself, I Would’ve.
I don’t believe these girls sign up to be pimped because they are sick or dirty.
And for a moment there it was like I knew why. Not because I had ever done it. But because I believe, that if God hadn’t saved me when I was 16, chances are I would have.
Because I was a hurting, broken, messed up, lonely teenager?
I don’t think so.
But maybe because…
I loved the feeling of attention that I could get from the opposite sex.
to me sex equaled true love.
Deep deep inside of me I was just looking for a man to replace my father.
I thanked God for saving me when He did.
I think (because I’ll never really know) that maybe that was what the devil had for me. For my life.
First a stripper. Later a porn worker. (I won’t say porn star since that makes it sound glamoures). Which it of course isn’t!
The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10
I’ll never know but maybe that’s why God saved me so young.
He knew what the devil wanted for my life.
Sadly, I probably would have signed up to be used, abused, belittled, and made to believe I was nothing.
I wander maybe that is why I have such a heart and compassion for girls that are involved and/or make a living being a stripper, porn worker, or a victim of the sex trade.
I’ll never really know how it feels to be one of those girls.
BUT I do know how it feels BEFORE they become one of “those” girls.
I’ll be forever thankful that He saved me and rescued me before I actually might have walked into that lifestyle.
And I’ll continue to pray for the girls trapped in that life. And pray that God would allow us to cross paths so I may share God’s unfailing love with them. And pray they respond.
But I also know that every one of us is being pimped or has been.
By the devil.
He uses us and the sad thing is we let him.
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. John 8:34
If only we would see it for what it really is. We would be disgusted.
The way he disrespects men.
The way he humiliates women.
But you can say good bye to this pimp for good.
Say this prayer aloud:
Jesus, I want freedom.
And I know it only comes from You.
Please break the devil’s power and hold on my life. You are the Son Of God. And I want to be Your child.
Forgive me for all the times I’ve allowed the devil to use me. I will no longer be his tool but I choose to be a vessal for honor.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
*The Lord your God is with you.
He is a hero who saves you.
He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy.
Don’t let the devil pimp you.
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