When it comes to sex, God intends for us to be Enraptured with our spouse. This is His will and design for every marriage. However, it seems, it’s easier to be entangled because the enemy of our soul is seeking who he can hurt and deceive. Especially when it comes to sex!
But what’s the difference between entangled and enraptured?
Entangled means, “to involve (someone) in difficulties or complicated circumstances from which it is difficult to escape.”
Notice how it’s difficult, complicated and hard to escape. This is exactly what the enemy wants in our lives and sex is a great way he does it.
This is because being entangled is often impulsive, selfish and all it takes is a quick decision and before we know it, we’re entangled.
For marriages, this can mean being entangled in feelings of rejection, anger, selfishness, unforgiveness, not talking, not touching and living life disconnected from each other. This is not the plan of God for our marriages and it’s not what He wants for any of us. But too often, couples are entangled in these things which can eventually lead to adultery, divorce, and missed dreams.
Are you entangled right now? Whether you’re married or not, where do you find yourself? God has great things for you and He wants you to thrive in this part of your life!
With being entangled, it’s interesting how we can begin to believe that sex is a problem or not important in our lives, but this is wrong! Sex is great and good and it’s NOT the problem at all. The truth is, the devil is the problem and he seeks to twists everything God has made into something that is wrong. Therefore, this is why being enraptured with our spouse is BIG and needed so much right now.
So, here’s what enraptured means, “to give intense pleasure or joy to.”
Notice the vast difference from being enraptured to being entangled. It’s night and day and furthermore, it’s biblical.
Proverbs 5:19 says,
As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.Proverbs 5:19
This is one verse out of many that are dealing with this subject and how God has intended us to be. It also warns against being entangled and how the enemy seeks to destroy lives and families through sex. But God has designed sex to build families and to model romance that gives the standard for the next generation.
Notice how God wants us to enjoy intense pleasure and joy with our spouse. He wants us to be safe, free, connected, talking, trusting and so much more. He wants us to feel butterflies when we see our spouse and He wants us to be excited about sex with our spouse because we’re falling more in love, as the years go by.
Now, I can almost hear the thoughts of, that’s not real or, I wish that were true. But it is!!
However, being enraptured requires us being intentional with our spouse or future spouse. It requires a focus of love, talking, dating and enjoying each other as God intended. It requires a married couple to give of themselves fully by serving and caring for each other. When this happens, fireworks happen!!
But this is what God wants for us. This is what He’s reaching and He’s ready to help us have it in our marriages!!
Are you entangled or enraptured?
Whatever is going on, please choose being enraptured! If you’re not married, decide today you’re going to do this God’s way! This will help you avoid being entangled, so you can be free and fulfilled.
If you need support, reach out to a pastor, or an accountability partner and move forward in what God designed for you.
This is BIG for us and this is God’s will for us!
So no matter what you’ve been through, God gives us a second chance. He redeems our pain, loss and maybe failure for His glory. He does what we can’t do and there’s always hope.
Move forward today, because God wants you Enraptured!!
Have a great week and the best is yet to come,