Did you ever hear the one about the guy who died because his sexual needs weren't met?
“Here lies Joe. He passed away suddenly at home after not getting sex for two-and-a-half long years.”
Wait a second. You haven’t? Me neither.
I bet we never will.
Here are some things that people do die of:
This is because shelter, air, and food are needs. We can’t live without them. On the other hand, ‘sexual needs’ is a term made up over time, presumably by a man looking to justify his sexual demands.
Despite the text Hollywood plants on magazine covers in our checkout lines, the concept of having sexual ‘needs’ is not biblical. God will never tell you that you’ve got sexual needs because He’d be contradicting His word by doing so.
Sexual urges? A sex drive? Absolutely. The difference is subtle, but massively important.
Unfortunately, I’ve heard Christians in small groups and on stages use this...
As an NHL prospect, Matt was told by his agent, "You will get drafted." But after an unexpected injury put his hockey career on hold, Matt was left to try and understand who he was, and when, or if he could get back on the ice.
During his pain and disappointment, God started drawing him into a deeper relationship with Him. That began a journey of recovery from an addiction to pornography, as well as hope and discovering who he was, and what he was meant for.
Matt reminds us that our problems, failures, and even successes don't define who we are, God does.