Singles: When it comes to relationships, the heavenly Father knows best
In 1st Corinthians 2:14 (Amplified), the Apostle Paul offers great insight from our heavenly Father, But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
Another passage of scripture (2nd Corinthians 6:14, KJV) tells us: Be ye not yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
Christian singles, be diligent in the time you spend with your heavenly Father. The depths of His love for you are so great that your natural mind can’t begin to comprehend them, save for revelation by His Holy Spirit (1st Corinthians 2:9, 10). So, when the Father tells you He knows the type of mate who best suits you, trust Him.
It is so important for singles who desire spouses to practice living lives of consecration — holy, set apart for true devotion to God.
Your time with God make you less likely to be deceived by a devil approaching you in the form of a good-looking, charming person.
First John 4:1 says: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God …
Put another way, spending quality time with the Father enhances your spirit man’s ability to discern (or accurately judge) whether the person who is showing an interest in you is someone committed to God.
You see, when God tells you He knows the end from the beginning, He already knows (you can infer) before Sheila marries Mike how their story ends. The Lord knows — even when Mike is declaring his undying love for Sheila — that he’d (eventually) be saying to her: “It’s over. I’ll be more than fair, but I want a divorce.
“Hey. You can have the rental property. I’ll have Paco put bars on it for you. So, don’t thank me or nothing. It’s a rough neighborhood. You can have your car and … I’ll figure everything else out.”
This dialogue — taken from filmmaker Tyler Perry’s hit movie “Why Did I Get Married?” — is a powerful depiction of what ultimately happens in many marriages. It’s a crushing, albeit accurate, portrayal of what happens (or what can happen) when children of Light, the Christ, connect with children of Belial, the devil.
If God doesn’t approve of the person you desire, remember: Father knows best.
Donald Lee, founder of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas, is co-author of “Married to Commitment,” a powerful book on commitment that ministers to married couples, singles and divorcees. To order your copy, call Xulon Press toll-free at (866) 909-2665 or purchase it online at http://www.xulonpress.com. E-mail Pastor Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @donaldj_lee.