I have been reading so much awesome stuff being said on Myspace lately about dating and relationships…. I completely agree with a lot of it. God saved me from what would have been a tragic marriage. I was engaged to a non believer and in a relationship for almost 4 years. God saved me from all of this because I know He has a plan for my life. A lot of talk has gone on about dating and how do you find someone if you do not date. I have even had some extended discussions over the topic of dating. I do not believe that dating is wrong but in many ways I do not believe it is right either. Here is my take. So many people use dating as a process of elimination. A date or two with a person and they find out a bit about them, decide they do not like them and move on to the next prospect. After they have been hurt a few times then the idea of dating is not so appealing and they realize that getting to know a person as a friend first with no dating tendencies at all is the best way to go. You sometimes here someone say, “I married my best friend.” Well that might be the case for some but how can you marry your best friend if you were not friends in the first place? If you sit down and think about it, we as believers have it so much easier then the rest of the world. We are so much more then friends in the first place. Have you ever noticed that when you talk to another believer for a small amount of time it feels like you have known them forever? That is an amazing connection that we all have through Christ. I get really lonely sometimes and it makes it harder because I was so used to having someone there for several years but I have comfort in Gods plan for me. I might not know what it is yet or when for that matter but I know it will happen. I might not be completely right with God and He wants more of my attention before He brings someone into my life. Here is something to think about… Why don’t you put all the time you spend checking out the opposite sex, dreaming about the perfect mate, wishing you had a boy or girlfriend and put it into your walk with Christ. I do not even like the term single because we are never single when we have God. I wish Myspace had an option to choose called “committed.” I am committed to Christ until He gives me someone to share the life He has given me with. God has His perfect timing and when that time comes He will show me. Through Myspace and my blog website I have met some awesome believers that I talk to almost daily online. It is very important to surround yourself with your brothers and sisters in Christ. If you have enough fellowship in your life then you won’t be lonely. Get into a group at a Church in your community if you are not already in one. The college group that I go to is awesome. There are so many amazing people in it. We have been going through Song of Solomon all summer and it has touched me in so many ways. Worship and Fellowship with people your age is so important. I too have had a lot of friends getting married and have been to 8 weddings this summer, very depressing, lol. I rejoice knowing that God had a plan that was put into work before I was even thought of which led me to serve Him daily bringing me closer to the day I will be serving Him along side an amazing Christian Woman as her husband. The closer I get to God, the closer I will get to what I believe is one of His most amazing gifts to us besides His grace. We as “single” people have so much to thank the Lord for. He has given us more time to grow in our walk and become stronger before meeting the person we will spend the rest of our lives with. Is that not amazing that God is giving us more time to grow so that we could glorify Him all the more? I am thankful to be single right now, the closer I get to God the better husband I will someday make. You are not lonely and in need of companionship, God is right there next to you; open your eyes.
God bless all of you.