Christian dating temptation
Here are seven temptations common to every Christian man.
There are no shortcuts to the will of God on your life.
Many Christian men apply a “get rich quick” mentality to their walk with God and it simply doesn’t work.
Wisdom, diligence, enduring faithfulness and commitment are what produce success and like the ‘farming principle’ this is usually cultivated with time, not quickly. To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God,” (Micah 6:8).
Accomplishment, prestige, power and notoriety are among the top idols that men face in the world.
It’s okay to attain these, but if these are in the space (your full devotion) meant to be occupied by God, it can bring trouble. In fact, Jesus named money as one of the main competitors to serving God.
Exclusivity and intentionality are ancient rituals, things of the past, and misplaced hopes. It’s not that this new line of thinking is necessarily untrue today, or that it’s not the current and corrupt trend of our culture. One of our most precious pursuits, that of a lifelong partner for all of life, is tragically being relegated to tweets, texts, and snaps, to ambiguous flirtation and fooling around. Therefore, only he can prescribe the purpose, parameters, and means of our marriages.
Not only will this hypocrisy create spiritual turmoil, it will slowly draw you away from God.
But God had much more in mind with romance than orgasms or even procreation, and so should we. When people in the world are expecting less and less of each other in dating, God isn’t.