Interesting thought about the term, “soul mate.” Did you know that the term comes from Greek mythology? It’s not used one time in the Bible? As a matter of fact, there’s nothing in the Bible where God tells us anything about picking a mate except to make sure that you’re equally yoked! So is it possible that God’s intention for marriage is that you find someone who can help YOU fulfill God’s plan for your life and you to help HIM find God’s plan for his? Teamwork. Could it possibly be that simple? Do we put too much emphasis on “chemistry?” Do we put too my emphasis on things that don’t matter in God’s plan? Things that make you go “hmmm”
Imagine you’re standing in front of a full-length mirror. Your makeup is perfect. Your perfume is just right. And you’re about to see HIM again! And it’s your third date! YIPES! You’re thinking, “I shaved my legs. Check. I’ve shaved under my arms. Check. I’ve manicured every place that needs to be manicured because tonight he just might see everything! Check, check, check.” Am I right?
But there is one important detail that’s lost in all the excitement of consummating your dating relationship and officially making yourself his “girlfriend.” What does God have to say about this?
Yes, it’s 2018, but guess what? Hebrews 13:8 says , “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Malachi 3:6 says, ““For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”
So, if God doesn’t change and sex outside of marriage is still a sin, then why the excitement of consummating a relationship WAY before God intended? And ladies, who have been married, if you’ve read my book, you know this message is intended for you as much, if not more than someone who has not been married. Why, more? Because deep inside, you know better. You instinctively know what God is doing, even if it’s tough to acknowledge. If you are not supposed to hide your light beneath a bushel, this is one area where you can definitely let it shine!
So, ladies… Take that look in the full-length mirror. See what God sees. You’re a princess, heir to a throne. Is this man a man that’s after God’s heart? Is he a man that God has brought to you so that you can become a team in His name?
Look in the mirror again. You’re beautiful. You can say, “no.” You can say, “I’m waiting ’til I get married. Let’s talk. Let’s get to know each other.” Because if you don’t, the rest of the dating relationship, IF it goes any further, will be based around sex. Your vacations will be about sex. Your dates will always be about sex. Is that really what you want?