Broken Toys

11:00 AM

Genesis 2:18 says:
"And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 says:
"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?"

I had an epiphany today, and like most epiphanies, it happened while I was in the bathroom. (I was showering, of course!) I thought about girls who invest time and emotions dating guys who aren't equally-yoked with them spiritually—just to prove to themselves that they are ""worthy" of dating them, when their "worthiness" depends on their ability to change that man into the one they truly desire. These girls are like a person who would invest money and effort on fixing a broken gadget to prove their intelligence—where there "intelligence" would depend upon their ability to get the item in working order again. 

100% of the time, we cannot change a person. Just like we cannot fix a gadget with a manufacturer's defect. It is only if that person allows God to truly speak to their heart—without our interventionthat their actions will truly change. The same goes with the broken piece of technology. We cannot fix it. Its updates have to come from the manufacturer. 

A lot of girls want what they see in the movies: 'Good girl next door' changes the heart of the troubled rebel in her Physics class. That's Hollywood. If a man is changing himself for a woman, and a woman alone, it will not last. If he's found a good thing, and he wants to keep it, changing himself for her will only be a temporary fix. Five or ten years down the road, when all the "newness" and butterflies of the relationship wear off, those bad habits he changed for her will slowly come up again. It will cause arguments and make things hard. True change can only come from the creator (or manufacturer) of our heart

A girl's worthiness should not depend upon her ability to cause a man to change his bad habits. Her ability to be truly loved shouldn't be linked to her changing the way of life for someone else. Instead of buying broken toys, she needs to look for the ones that are already fixed. 

It's not easy in this day and age to find someone who is committed to Christ like it was back in the "good ole days." Our country has come so far from being founded upon God. Praying to Him has been taken out of schools, "Under God" is slowly being removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, and it's even been threatened that our dollar bills will no longer state that either. However, if a Christian girl (or guy) wants to have a Godly relationship, they cannot convince themselves that what they see in the here and now is all that's out there. I'm not saying that the people in their life aren't good people, but religious differences isn't something to brush under the rug. For most Christians, it's a big deal. If we cannot agree upon these issues now, what good will a ring and a piece of paper do for us in an argument three years from now?

"...We both got a lot on our plate and we don't wanna make
A mistake that will take us away from the Way...

...I'm so anxious but true love's worth waitin for so I'm
gone stay patient, 

I can't ignore this feelin inside but I can control it,
So let's take our time and slowly move forward...

If you're second guessin, lets ask the tough questions
Test this love to see if it's for real

—B. Reith

Music to inspire you: "U Should Know—B. Reith

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