Loving Someone that Doesn’t Love Jesus
Relationships can be so sweet. Falling in love can be such a wonderful and beautiful thing to encounter. But too often we follow our hearts instead of following Jesus. Our hearts naturally desire sin, naturally desire things of this world. We are selfish. But thankfully we have a good, just father that loves us with his whole heart. He so graciously can change our selfish sinful desires to align with his. His desires are pure, holy, and heavenly.
In dating relationships its so easy to go where our hearts leads us. And sometimes our hearts allow us to fall in love with people that don’t share our love for Jesus. This is when we have to pray for them. Pray for their hearts and pray for our own. Talk to them. We have to share with our significant others our feelings towards Christ Jesus and how this always trumps our love with them. This is a hard thing to tell someone you love. It can be intimidating and frightening, but being bold is a characteristic Christ followers have been forced to behold for centuries.
As painful as it may be to hear, sometimes praying and speaking to them just isn’t enough. God himself can speak to their hearts, but ultimately they have to personally make the decision to be Christ follower, you can’t do it or them. As dating is meant to lead to marriage, you shouldn’t continue dating anyone you can’t see spending forever with. Marriage is meant to bring more love and praise to the Father. Meaning if our dating relationships aren’t bringing us closer to the Lord, neither will our marriages. So if your significant other does not love the Lord and doesn’t show interest in growing to know him, a breakup is the Holy decision to make.
Breakups hurt. They often leave us feeling robbed and broken. But theres something that robs us of more then we could imagine… our sin. Satan himself aspires to use our sin and our own selfish desires to take us away from Jesus and ultimately rob of us of eternal life. I promise nothing is worth that. No person is worth that. It may hurt for a little while, but God is close to the brokenhearted and he will bless you for your obedience. Pray. Speak to a Godly leader in your life. Let the Lord lead your weary heart.
Take heart and know that our God is near. He loves us and he pursues us. He desires for those that we love to love us like he does. Pursue Jesus above all else.