Self-explanatory, sis. You need to meet Him first. You may have imagined what He is like but it’s nothing compared to when you finally meet Him—the person you’ve been thinking about for so long. When you meet Him, you’ll decide if this is someone of interest to you. If it is then, great! If not, then that’s okay too—it might just not be the right time for you to put a face to the name and/or idea of this man.
Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”
Get to know Him. Found out what He likes, dislikes, His interests, you want to know as much as you can learn! As does He. Suring the friendship stage, you may think He knows you better than you know yourself—and most of the time, that’s the case. I think becoming friends before dating Him is an essential step when wanting to build a relationship with this special someone.
Exodus 34:6-7 “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”
FINALLY. You’re at the point where you know some stuff about Him but not everything. You still learn things about Him and things about yourself. You both share stories with each other, share you similarities, reflect on your differences, and decide to come to a common ground on if you want to continue to pursue this relationship. Of course, this is the stage where things get “iffy”. Things start happening in your life, and you start to question if He is going to be there for you like he said. For most people, this is the last stage in the relationship with Him. There is no progress, and they break-up.
Job 11:7 “Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?”
But for those of us willing to work things out accordingly and continue to hope for this relationship to continue to expand, continue reading…
Similar to dating, when engaged to someone, you’re still trying to see if you want to take this to the next step. Often times, this stage comes with much skepticism. There is no guarantee that you both will continue to pursue each other. Engagement is the stage where you are tested and questioned if you are ready to be fully committed to one person your entire life. You need to be willing to give yourself fully to Him, with no doubts in your mind about your relationship with Him.
Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
When we get married (for the most part), we all have commitment in mind. We picture the relationship being intact until our last day on Earth. But, we still are learning about Him when we’re married. In marriages, God tells us that that the husbands love the wives, just as Christ loved the church. In this stage of your relationship with God, there will need to be a great deal of patience on both ends. No doubts should be made towards Him, and you must always remain hopeful and faithful.
Job 5:8-9 “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:”
For the past few months, I’ve been looking more into my faith and my relationship with God. With the help from a few friends, I’ve found myself in the dating stage with Him. Most days, I have so many questions but I continue to learn more about him every day of my life. Reading and listening to people deeper into their faith has helped me get through so much that has happened to me. From broken relationships, family problems, and losing a close friend of mines. I often find myself questioning Him a lot, but I’ve also noticed my patience and faith has grown so much in such a short amount of time.