The Search for Romance
Something is really bothering me as of late. Christian girls on tumblr/facebook and elsewhere are always saying how everything will be okay once they find a godly man to be in love with - life will be perfect, healed, satisfactory again. They will never have to worry about relationship issues and the need to be loved will be completely fulfilled forever.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE having a godly gentleman as a boyfriend. He adds to my life and makes it even more full and rich, beautiful and romantic. I encourage all women to find a man that points them to Jesus. But these men will not make life perfect. Nobody does and we should not expect them to. No matter how godly, how smart, how intelligent, how gentleman like. If we expect this from them, they are bound to fail. Only Jesus can fully satisfy that longing within us.
I almost feel like we are setting ourselves up! We think that once a godly man walks into our lives, we are set to have full joy forever! This is never true. Godly men will never replace our need for a romance with our saviour. They are there to enhance that relationship with Jesus, but if we spend our days idly pining away for a Prince Charming - we will miss the only real Prince Charming there is. You will still fight with your godly man/husband and there will be times they don’t live up to all your expectations! And if you think that they were supposed to be the answer to all your problems, than you will be sorely disappointed when they become tiresome. Our joy should never depend on one sole human being, no matter how godly.
Don’t let the ache for a godly man replace your pursuit of the real romance you were created for.
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