Day 17: What are your spiritual beliefs and how do they impact your relationships/relationship status?
I’m a Christian. Not a perfect one. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and I may not always act like them. But that’s just part of saying that I’m a Jesus follower, admitting my wrongs so that I can make them right, day by day.
My spiritual beliefs are equally linked to my spiritual relationship with Christ, and if I have a relationship with Christ, I should also have a relationship with the people around me. Not religion. Not tradition. Not a facade. If I’m fake with Christ, I’m fake with others and that’s something that can’t stay properly managed. With that being said, my relationship with Christ does greatly impact my friendships. The more authentic I am with him, is the more authentic I am with others. When I look back at my life right now, I realize how religious I was or how religious I thought I was supposed to be. My religious mindset brought on my surface level friendships. Now that I’m in Christ, I do my best to show everything in me: the good, the bad and the ugly. That is what Christ has done in me, to change that would be very ridiculous.
How does it impact my relationship status? Simple. I don’t and won’t date just any guy. If he’s not about having a life with Christ, then I will only remain friends with him. My main reason in this is because I’ve seen perfect examples of what it’s like to be in relationship with someone who is not on the same page with you when it comes to their faith. It never works out the right way. I want and require a man to be the man that God has called him to be. To have a heart to serve alongside me for the kingdom and be the leader of our relationship and our family. I won’t have it any other way. It may seem a bit picky, but I don’t care. I want a godly relationship, and it if means me having to wait for years to have it, then so be it. I’m patient…sometimes. But I know it will be worth the wait.