The question that is often paramount in the mind of many Christians who desire to enter into the world of dating is ‘How can I have a Godly dating relationship.‘ This is the cry especially of those who have not been Christians from childhood and have had relationships before becoming committed Christians. This article will give you some insights on how to achieve the goal of entering into a Godly dating relationship.
The closer we are to God, the more His character is revealed in us and the more His character is revealed in us, the more we are like Him. When time is spent in prayer you are less likely to make mistakes in the choosing of a partner and in the conduct of your relationship as you surrender yourself to God, for His direction and leading in your choices. In addition prayer helps to keep the relationship on the right track. It is important to spend quality time in prayer.
The Word of God
Reading the Word of God daily, learning it and memorising scriptures will help in understanding how to relate to others from a Christian or Biblical perspective. It will help you to understand yourself and others and give a guideline on the way in which relationships should be conducted.
Relating to the Holy Spirit
Developing a close relationship with the Holy Spirit will help you to be directed through the minefield of the different things which could occur in a relationship: good and bad. The Holy Spirit directs, comforts, teaches, admonishes and supports in so many ways. Understanding and being obedient to the Holy Spirit will help any single person who truly desires to have a Godly relationships.
Guard your heart
It is important for you to protect your heart from receiving information that might upset you and this can be done by watching what you read, what you see and what you hear.
An important way you can have a Godly dating relationship is by being yourself. By taking off the mask that we can sometimes put on to disguise who we really are and being real to others as well as ourselves can only lead to positive relationships.
Place your life before God
The Message translation in Romans 12:1 states:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking -around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.
Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you”.
If you can take heed of these words you will have no need to enter into un- Godly dating relationships. You can then truly enjoy life fully on the way to where you are going because your focus is right, it is on God who will help you to find that right person for your life..