I just had to run with this title after listening to Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon called “Fix Your Focus”. It comes from the scripture Matthew 7:6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” You can find this awesome sermon on youtube. It took an interesting turn with this scripture and relayed it to relationships quoting…single Christians, don’t give your pearls to pigs. So often we do give too much of ourselves to someone who isn’t worthy of our time. And we wonder why the divorce rate with Christians is just as high as other groups.
It is my belief that we actually need some good foundation teaching on what it means to marry for a Christian. Pastor Furtick mentioned that we are so excited about falling in love, that we don’t take time to learn what it really means to be in love. I honestly think we’ve all seen too many movies. We don’t understand the fundamentals of marriage. We don’t understand what a man needs and what a woman needs. We miss out on learning about one another by spending too much time on the physical stuff! Meanwhile many suffer from what I call “courting amnesia”. They forget to ask God.
God knows who would be perfect for you. Just like he knows your thoughts, your ways, and heart. We tell God I got this, I know what I want. Then, we go after the package and worry about the warning label on the back later. Soon after we are disappointed that the person didn’t live up to our potential and we are ready to return to sender. So to avoid any heartache and pain, why not ask God first? I’m not denying that there is trouble even in a God send marriage, but there are some red flags you can avoid. Remember this person is tied to your destiny. You want someone who will compliment that.
Just something to think about singles. Comments are welcome. God bless!