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There are pressures everywhere. There are pressures that often attempt to take pleasure out of our relationships.

Let’s take a look at some pressures in the area of relationships and how to handle them.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; – 2Co 4:8 KJV

1. Sexual attraction

Physical attraction which often leads to sexual attraction can constitute so much pressure. Her possession of all the right statistics, the lips, tips and hips, or his good-looking appearance, height, muscles and riches should not captivate your mind to the point of getting you love-sick with unnecessary pressure.

The truth is that you can actually be in control (just as you have to be), get to know the person well before entering a relationship.

Don’t put yourself under any pressure over somebody you met a few hours ago. You cannot fall in love with someone you don’t know!

The pressure of sexual attraction also plays out itself in extra-marital and adulterous scenarios. You cannot bow under that pressure for any reason, even if you have to be thrown into furnace of fire like the three Hebrew boys where you are being threatened of losing some job or contract.

You should not sleep with your boss in order to keep your job! When you do that, you might think you have sustained your job or some promotions, but I can assure you that you would also have sustained havocs in your life and family and it will all culminate in regrets.

Why? It is not God’s order of doing things. Your body is not for all and sundry, it is not a tool to get what you want; it is the temple of God!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am filled with God’s wisdom to rule my house.

PRAYERS FOR THE DAY
Lord, strengthen me in Jesus name.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Eph 5:23 MSG The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
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BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Luke 1; John 1:1-14

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