Christian dating a new believer
Whenever I am thinking on or praying about relationships, mine or other peoples, this verse is always an excellent foundation.
God makes things work for your good, and that includes your dating life.
It became clear to me that our yokes were vastly different. Being with him was akin to having one person pulling in one direction and the other one pushing in another.
Despite the red flags from concerned family members and friends, I pressed on because I did not want to start over.
I have since learned to place my heart completely in God’s hands.
I trust that—if it is in His grand plan—He will place a godly man in my life.
My mother eventually converted to Christianity when I was nine and I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior when I was 16.
I was convinced that after I shared the Gospel with Duncan, he would believe in Christ and our yokes would then be equal. One year into our relationship, I began to hear God speaking to me. I had dreams of Duncan and I constantly fighting, of Duncan with another girl, and of me being in church with a guy who was not Duncan.
While I struggled to make sense of these dreams, I sensed the Holy Spirit prompting me that the relationship was wrong.
Adding that it was pointless for me to share God’s word with him anymore, he stressed that there was nothing I could say that would change his mind. I cried, pleading with him to reconsider his choice. That was when I knew what I had to do: I had to let this relationship go. Anyone does not love me will not obey my teaching” (John ). I also asked God for forgiveness, knowing too well that I had been disobedient.
Jesus said: “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. I had ignored His promptings and His Word throughout my relationship with Duncan, which lasted two years.