I am a born again Christian and have fallen in love with another believer. I really do have strong feelings for him, but I can’t decipher if this is God or my mind. I feel I am caught up all in my own plans. I want to follow God’s purpose, but each time the guy doesn’t reply to my chats or replies in a cold manner. I get really angry and frustrated. Am I meant to feel like that? Why would I feel so strongly if he’s not interested?
Welcome to being in a relationship!
Since the beginning of time, we have all struggled with being in one. No matter our age, marital status, financial situation or life experience, none of us are immune to the work and commitment it takes to maintain one.
When you read through the Bible from a relational stand point, you can’t help but smile at how things aren’t so different from our own situation.
Did Adam really want to take the bite of the apple or just afraid of Eve’s response if he didn’t? (Gen 3:6)
Was Abraham content to wait out God for having a son, but didn’t want to disappoint Sarah by not sleeping with Hagar? (Gen 16:3-4)
Samson finally got tired of Delilah’s constant nagging and gave up the secret to his strength. (Judges 16)
Job’s actions were questioned by his wife. (Job 2:9-10)
If you truly want to follow God’s purpose, do what you hear Him telling you to do. Only through constant prayer and meditation upon His Word can you gain a semblance of what that may be.
As for relationships, some things to keep in mind, you cannot change another person, you cannot make them hear what you think God is saying to them, and you cannot make them respond in the manner you want.
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SOURCE: Crosswalk, Kris Swiatocho and Cliff Young