Love is not a feeling but choice. Feelings can die anytime. You choose to him or her over others.
Timothy 4:12 says; Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12 Amplified Bible (AMP): Let no one look down on [you because of] your youth, but be an example and set a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in [moral] purity.
Remember, you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. Relationships should draw you closer to Christ, not closer to sin. Don’t compromise to keep anyone, God is more important.
You really can’t talk about a relationship with the opposite sex without talking about marriage because the whole point of a relationship is to get to marriage.
A God centered relationship is worth the wait. Imagine a man so focused on God that the only reason he looked up to see you is because he heard God say, “that’s her.”“A real man opens more than your doors. He opens his Bible.”
You can deduced from 2Corinthians 5:11 , the essence of Character in relationships of a waiting Brother or sister. We are so quick to say I believe the Lord has given me this person. Are you sure? Have you consulted the Lord? Do you listen to His conviction or do you do what you want to do? If the person is not a Christian, then the Lord didn’t give you that person. If you seek to enter into a relationship with an unbeliever not only is it wrong, you might regret it, and you might be hurt. If the person claims to be Christian, but lives like an unbeliever God didn’t send you that person. God would never send you a fake Christian. No type of ungodly person can do God’s will in marriage.
“But he/she is nice.” So!
2 Corinthians 6:14–15 “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?”
1 Corinthians 5:11 “But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
Christian dating does not consist of casual dating, which is unbiblical. This type of dating will leave you broken and all over the place and I’m not even talking about sex.
If anyone is thinking about dating there is need to discus it with ABBA FATHER
If you haven’t consulted God about it that means that you haven’t asked Him if the person you have met is the person He wants you to marry.
Non believers date for fun, for the moment, for a good time, for sex, to not be lonely, to impress people, etc.
A relationship is not something to take lightly. Casual dating is a form of lust. It doesn’t always have to be sexual. Lust is always selfish. It is always about I. Lust never seeks the Lord for His will.
If you don’t think that you are going to marry this person and if you don’t feel like God has possibly brought this person into your life for marriage, then stop wasting each other’s time or leading each other on. You may do some heart damage
Many people think they are in love for reasons such as the person’s looks, communication skills, etc. No, did God send you to the person?
Do you believe God has called you to commit your life to this person in marriage? Falling in love is not in the Bible, rather we walk in Love. True love is built on actions, choices, etc. It proves itself over time.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
Galatians 5:16 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
While waiting, there is need for patience, kindness ,great character etc
I hope we all understand more about love, seeking God's blessings towards your relationship.
Thanks for reading.