Single saved and dating

08-Oct-2018 12:58

How long was it going to take for me to listen to God? I have heard all the stories, not to mention I have a few of my own. I guess I have always known in my heart that any guy who didn't love God, didn't put Christ first and wasn't growing in his relationship with Christ by the evidence of his fruit is someone I shouldn't date. As each relationship unfolded, there would be a pattern.

"He told me he was a believer." "He goes to church every Sunday." "At least he isn't bad person." "He grew up in church." "I know if I can just be the example, he will change." I know of the desperation. It would take some time – even a few years – before I would get it.

You might come away from a reading of 1 Corinthians 7 with two categories in mind: those who will live, serve, and die single and those who must marry.

Paul sings singleness’s praises, listing the spiritual benefits of being spouse-free.

Or mentioning their far-off distant relative who they thought might still be single (which they never were), and who they could maybe one day set me up with (which they never did).

It became hard to find peace between the God that I loved and this aching, unmet desire to find a companion. It felt like God wasn’t listening, and I was discouraged that my life seemed stuck in a pit of hopelessness with no sign of movement anytime soon.

Waiting for Bob, or maybe it was John or it could have been Dave.

No way could I have come up with something that corny myself.There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.The single life can be (relatively) free from relational anxieties (1 Corinthians ) and worldly distractions (1 Corinthians ), and wide open for worship, devotion, and ministry (1 Corinthians ). but I’m getting married.” Maybe temptation overwhelms you, and you need a God-honoring way to satisfy that longing (1 Corinthians 7:2).So, Paul concludes, skip the ceremony, literally, and enjoy “your undivided devotion to the Lord.” Most say, “More power to you, Paul . Maybe it’s abundantly clear that you need a helper to carry out God’s call on your life (or it’s abundantly clear to others that you do).

No way could I have come up with something that corny myself.

There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.

Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.

The single life can be (relatively) free from relational anxieties (1 Corinthians ) and worldly distractions (1 Corinthians ), and wide open for worship, devotion, and ministry (1 Corinthians ). but I’m getting married.” Maybe temptation overwhelms you, and you need a God-honoring way to satisfy that longing (1 Corinthians 7:2).

So, Paul concludes, skip the ceremony, literally, and enjoy “your undivided devotion to the Lord.” Most say, “More power to you, Paul . Maybe it’s abundantly clear that you need a helper to carry out God’s call on your life (or it’s abundantly clear to others that you do).

I would arrive at church early, eagerly waiting to have him join me, when much to my repeated surprise he wouldn't show. I have personally been through the all the levels listed below.