Jake and Alli had been courting for three months before they began dating.
On the outside, they seemed to adore each other and had each other’s best interest in mind. But something was off, slightly out of sync and it was impacting the direction they were heading. Both of them wanted to continue dating and ignore the signs, but the problem only grew worse like the sputter of a failing car engine. After all, sparks were flying, even if they were in all the wrong directions.
Sometimes it’s hard to let Jesus look deep into our personal relationships when something is not right.
We justify, rationalize and excuse behaviors or beliefs that are not in line with God’s Word. We cling to our desires and try to force situations or feelings that will manufacture a different reality. We work overtime to protect our dreams and avoid facing the truth.
Denial is never more prevalent than in dating relationships.
To let our needs and desires be held under a microscope when we are in God’s will is certainly much easier than being vulnerable to the Light when we are living outside His will.
God is the Great Mechanic; He wants the best for you. He wants you to be safe inside a Love relationship that He has in mind. You can trust Jesus to examine the motives and the health of a dating relationship when you bring it to the cross on a regular basis.
Ecclesiastes 3:6 says that there is “A time to search and a time to give up as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw away.”
When a car breaks down, a trained mechanic will determine if it can be fixed or if it is not worth the cost to repair or restore. People are not disposable and are never worthless, however, God can reveal that there may be an inappropriate investment in a relationship.
He wants you to meet with Him and listen to what He has to say, even if it is not what you wanted to hear. He wants you to trust Him and know that He has the deepest Love and concern for you.
Routine maintenance in your relationship is more important that routine service on your car. Neglecting either one can cause unnecessary damage. If you are servicing your car more often than your dating relationship, it might be a good time to look at which one you take batter care of and value more.
Love Quote: Proverbs 1:5 “let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance”
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