Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have Jesus write your love story? During my high school years, I had the desire to date, but there were no guys at my public school who valued the same things I did. Looking back, I know that if I had dated, I would probably be doing worldly things right now because, the reality is that, whoever you get into a relationship with, changes you.
When I was 16 years old, there was a guy who was pursuing me. However, I knew that I could not date him. His values and his beliefs were different from mine. I literally had to get on my knees every day to pray and ask God for strength; because I wanted to date this guy, but I knew it was going to change me and perhaps make me lose sight of Jesus.
I remember crying to God and asking him why I had to go through this. Sometimes I would take my Bible out and read 2 Corinthians 6:14, where it says to not “be yoked together with unbelievers.”
I don’t know where you are in life; maybe you are single, dating or courting, or perhaps even married. But, if you are single, I encourage you to make the most of your singleness by growing in your relationship with Jesus. Afterall, if we can’t hold a relationship with Jesus, what makes us think we can hold a relationship with another person?
Singleness is a time to grow in every area; whether that be spiritually, physically or emotionally.
Maybe, in this moment of your life, there is a person pursuing you or vice versa. And you have to ask yourself, “Is this a good time to date this person? Is this person going to draw me closer to Jesus or pull me away from him?”
If you know that this person is not going to build you up in Jesus, then continue moving forward and continue to walk with Jesus. God has the best for His children, and His timing is better than ours.
I know it’s not easy to trust at times, but I’ve seen that when I grow in my relationship with Jesus, I realize that He wants my best, and I begin to trust him more.
Today, I want to remind you of what Romans 8:28 says. “All things work together for good to them that love God.”
To all my single people, allow me to tell you the following: Don’t get into a relationship just because your friends are in a relationship or out of loneliness. Don’t rush just because the person is cute. Most importantly, don’t get into a relationship with someone who will pull you away from Jesus.
Ask God for guidance. Let Bible verses encourage you to trust that God has a plan and remember that His plans are far better than yours. Keep on growing in Jesus, keep trusting and take it one day at a time.
I hope and pray we allow God to take the pen and let him write our stories. I hope and pray that because you decided to trust God today and His timing for the many things in your life, one day others may be inspired by your story and testimony.
Remember, everything works for the good of God’s children.