On Finding 'The One'
Today I came across this quote by way of an Instagram post:
Especially in a time like today, it's imperative that if we desire to be in a relationship, we seek a mate whose life is ordered by the steps of God. Sometimes it seems really hard for single Christians to find someone that truly loves God, so we question lowering our standards. Please don't. We must understand that Jesus is the key to a lasting relationship, and any other key won't work. But so often we try to pick the lock with sex, money, etc., only to find out that those temporary pleasures only lead to temporary relationships. We must learn from our past, and apply the corrections of our mistakes to better our future.
And let the church say, AMEN! My queens, never let someone persuade you into thinking that your standards are too high. As a queen you deserve a king that will treat you as such. It is also important that you find someone who shares the same values as you do. Proverbs 13:20 reminds us "walk with the wise and become wise. For a companion of fools suffers harm." Not only speaking on intimate relationships but friendships as well. Surround yourself with positive people. Those who truly have your best interest at heart and will encourage you when you need it the most. I can say from experience that when you allow God to become the third strand in ANY relationship, it will be blessed!
Don't be blinded by the cute face, social status, nice car or any other materialistic things. Those can easily be stripped of a person but one's character will stay with them wherever they go.
As a Christian, it may seem hard for you to uphold your standards while trying to engage in a relationship. Do not be afraid of who you are. Jesus said whoever denies Him before men, him will He also deny before His Father. It won't be easy, as nothing ever is. But never lose sight of you are inside, my queen.
What are some characteristics that you look for in a mate? Have you allowed God to enter into your intimate relationships as well as friendships? Is it important that your mate posses all of the qualities that you look for?