Getting Freaky at Dances is it wrong?
Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. (Ecclesiastes 11:9 NLT)
“Live everyday to its fullest” we hear this saying a lot. I agree with it. Each day is a gift and we should enjoy it. Joyce Meyer’s ministry is all about Enjoying Everyday Life. I love that! I believe that as believers we shouldn’t live life sad and boring, but rather happy and full of fun!
Here’s the catch though. At the last part of this verse it says we must give an account for what we do. So when you ‘take it all in,’ know that you must have fun according to the Word of God. This type of fun doesn’t leave you with a guilty feeling at the end of the day.
For example, it may seem or ‘look’ fun to go to the club on Friday night or the school dance. But, when it’s all over and you go home, and the guilt sets in from how you acted and what you did, the fun of it fades.
In 10th grade I went to my first high school dance and I was so excited about it. I got all dressed up and went with my friends. When I got there I started dancing the way everyone else was. During it I got convicted that I shouldn’t be dancing like that, but I didn’t stop I just pushed the ‘still small voice’ away.
My friends and I had a great time. But when I got home, this sickening feeling came over me. I was so convicted by the Holy Spirit that I danced that way. Bumping and grinding or ‘dirty dancing’ whatever you want to call it is sexual sin. Think about it… You are moving your body sexually on others. That stirs up emotions and desires that are intended for marriage. (Parents of teens: this type of dancing is happening at your teen’s high school) Even the ‘world’ is calling this “stimulated sex” read this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35339424/ns/health-childrens_health/t/when-teens-grind-schools-freak/#.T4cBgJpSRac
I went to a couple of these dances throughout high school and every time the Holy Spirit convicted me and every time I said I wouldn’t do it again. Until the last time because I said to myself “why do I feel as if it’s ok to do this.” I was so pure in every other area of my life (i.e. never had a boyfriend, never went to parties, never kissed, never watched bad movies…etc.) But I just loved to dance and so I gave myself a million justifications why it was ok. When frankly it wasn’t. I asked for God’s forgiveness and I finally got real with myself and said that it was wrong and sin. I hated that I sinned against the lord.
Here is the next part of the verse above: Therefore remove [the lusts that end in] sorrow and vexation from your heart and mind and put away evil from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity [transitory, idle, empty, and devoid of truth]. (Ecclesiastes 11:10 AMP)
I removed it and I want to encourage you to remove it also. Just don’t go to the dances if it’s that much of a temptation when you are there. Deny the flesh, because we are judged. We will have to give an account for everything we do on this earth. Also, remember that you will have to tell your spouse one day what you did before you met them.
Good News: If you go to God and ask for His forgiveness and turn from your ways then He will forgive. His love for us is soooo great! Strive to be completely pure in every area of your life.
Love you and believing for a generation to rise up and take stand for purity!