21 February 2014

Missionary Dating

Doesn't it seems so holy and so interesting?

How many of us, dear ladies especially, yang interested in 'not-that-Christian-guy-type', and fall for him dan somehow you know it's not the right thing to do, but then you ignore the small still voice and your logic think 'oh okay, maybe i can drag him to Christ as we're in relationship'.

I found this statement in internet and worth to share:

Don't allow a man's charm, looks, or financial success (or his willingness to go to church with you) push you to compromise what you know is right. "Missionary dating" is never a wise strategy. If the guy is not a born-again Christian, scratch him off your list. He's not right for you. I've yet to meet a Christian woman who didn't regret marrying an unbeliever.

Assume that, relationship is a ship. There's only one rudder which direct that ship to only one way. Imagine if that ship has two rudders which direct that ship to north, and south. What will happen? That ship will go nowhere. If your relationship based on different knowledge (i'm not talking about only different religion, but also different spiritual level) of Christ, how can you both go to one direction, together? 

For me, my friends knows how easily i'm interested in gentle guy who plays guitar. As simple as that. But then i remind myself, it's so easy to find guy who plays guitar, and that gentle, they can learn how to be one. But it's a rare thing to find a guy who fears of the Lord, who loves God more than anything. 

My friend once said, nothing is more charismatic than a man who fears the Lord. And i'm so agree with that. 

So now, if you're attached to someone else in mission to bring him to Christ, well that's good, but don't do that in a bond of relationship. You can slowly bring him/her to Christ, as friends. Help them to meet Jesus, but not in a relationship term. Let them meet Jesus for their own need, in their own willingness to find Jesus. Not to please you, but purely his want to encounter Jesus. 

God bless!


Anita Bong said...

Agree :)

There are many temptation to date non believer since some of them look really nice :D but never stake your marriage life for something temporary :)

love this post!

christine natalia said...

yepp! :D