1 Corinthians 15:33
If you’re desiring to be in a godly, intentional relationship someday or you’re desiring to have godly, intentional friendships, it’s essential that you’re spending your time around godly, intentional people. Remember this even when you’re spending time with people who are already followers of Christ. Even when there is a commonality of faith among you, your friends, and your social groups, remember…not everyone is at the same place of maturity when it comes to their faith.
When it comes to the people who you’re spending one-on-one time with and looking to glean from, ask God to help you keep a clear mind. This is important, even when it comes to casual friendships and casual dating. There is no such thing as a perfect Christian. If you wait around for someone who meets all of the criteria that every Christian ever had about what makes a perfect Christian friend or Christian spouse, you might find yourself alone a lot! When it comes to those intimate relationships—the people that you find yourself texting in the morning and when the work day is over, the guy that you find yourself thinking about as being more than just a friend—pray God gives you discernment in seeing past your emotions and feelings to take note of spiritual maturity.
The person you’re spending the most time with may have the best possible intentions; however, godly, intentional relationships and friendships are rooted in not just being a Christian, but having a heart to grow in the faith. Seek God, even when it comes to relationship and friendship prospects. Let Him lead you in this area of your life!
Morgan Harper Nichols