I have spent about a year wanting to write about God-centered relationships but my heart wasn’t in the right place. I felt like a hypocrite.
My ex-boyfriend is a “Christian”. However, we didn’t view our faith in the same way. He believed in God, but didn’t like going to church, praying, reading the Bible, getting involved in youth group or even talking with me about how amazing the God we serve really is.
Depending on where you are in your relationship with God, that might not seem like a big deal to you. But for me, it was. My relationship with God comes first in my life and I wanted to be with someone who felt the same way. I spent a lot of time asking God whether or not I should be in a relationship with this guy and whether or not he was a part of God’s plan for my life. I so badly wanted Him to show me the “right” path to take. Beyond that, I wasted countless times listing pros and cons trying to figure out if being with this guy long term was something that I really wanted.
One of the best things after Valentine’s Day? Getting a sweet-tooth fix… for cheap.
Just walk into Target and you’ll find aisles of discounted Valentine’s Day chocolate. Pink colored m&m’s, a box of Russel Stover’s candies, heart-shaped Sweet Tarts…. they’ve got it all.
Unfortunately, it’s not just the candy that is devalued post-Valentine’s Day. It’s the relationships too.
How many broken hearts do you think there have been since Valentine’s Day?? (and I’m not talking about the strawberry filled ones)
I’m talking about real hearts, hearts that were supposedly head-over-heels “in love”, pumped up on the artificial flavoring of Valentine’s sweets, thinking it was the real thing. But insincere love is only sweet for a moment.
Valentine’s Day is over. The candy goes on sale. And just like so many girls buy the cheap candy, they buy into cheap love. They trade long-lasting love for a sugary rush of the moment. They make excuses for guys that don’t treat them the way they should. They date a guy that doesn’t respect them for who they are. They settle for second best.
Don’t get me wrong, some girls experience the type of Valentine’s Day that everyone dreams of. It’s sweet, you spend the day with an amazing guy God has blessed you with, and you make memories that will last forever.
But whether you were single, are single, or in a relationship, always seek God’s best for you: a relationship with Jesus Christ.
There is no greater love than Love that comes from God.
His love is never cheap.
It cost Jesus his life. He paid everything, laid down His life, for us. That’s not a cheapened romance. That’s true love.