Relationships can be rough especially if we try to take matters into our own hands when God has already spoken. When a relationship ends it can feel like the end of the world for most of us. Whether it’s a friendship, courtship, or business relationship, it hurts!
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Not by coincidence or chance, but for a purpose. The reason doesn’t always present itself right away, but usually it is for our good. Sometimes the reason is staring us right in our face but it’s hard for us to accept. Particularly when it comes to dating relationships.
If you’ve been dating someone and have noticed a change in the relationship; Here are 4 ways to know God is intervening in your relationship:
Sometimes, people drift apart for no apparent reason. You’re in a relationship, and nothing’s really bad, exactly, but things are different.
It may be that you’re getting closer to God and they’re getting further away from God. This is when the smallest things will start to bother you. Things that never really mattered before are now a big deal. This is when the little red flags start waving around in your head. Before you know it you realize…
- You’re spending less and less time together.
- There’s less communication between the two of you.
- There is less laughter in your relationship.
- Even when you’re together, you’re distant. You just don’t feel as close as you once were.
The relationship is damaging
You may not even realize how damaging the relationship is. The relationship is damaging your health, damaging to your mental health, damaging to your relationship with Christ…
Just damaging to your wellbeing period.
You may be praying for God to cure your sudden onset of migraines, the frequent anxiety attacks, or other stress related conditions. Not realizing that in order to do so, God may have to get rid of the root of that problem: Your relationship!
An answered prayer
You may have asked God for a sign that the person you are in a relationship with is the one for you. And shortly after praying, something out of the ordinary happens.
For me, it was a breakup. I knew the relationship wasn’t Godly, but I felt like it would get better in time. God knew otherwise. It didn’t take Him long at all to answer that prayer.
Some of us are praying for a husband. Nothing wrong with that. The problem is… some of us are in relationships with people who God is clearly showing us, is not our husband. In this case, You can’t get mad at God when He removes the wrong one from your life to make room for the right one.
Every relationship has it’s good moments and it’s not so good moments. So don’t think for one minute that just because you have problems, God wants you to flee.
However, if you’re in a relationship that has you in a constant funk, This could be God’s voice whispering to you; letting you know that this is not a happy relationship which you should invest any more of your time.
Feelings that are unsettling are there for a reason. Pay attention to them. Sometimes God is just waiting for us to realize we are worth more than what we are getting.
If God doesn’t approve of your relationship, believe me He will let you know.
Sometimes we pray for answers we are not fully prepared for. Trusting God’s will means trusting that He knows what’s best for us even if it means we have to part ways with people we are not quite ready to part ways with.
Sometimes we feel it in our spirit that someone is not a good mate for us, but for some reason we allow ourselves to stay in an unfulfilling relationship.
Some of us ask God to show us a sign whether something or someone is good or bad for us. The funny part is, God may have given us plenty of signs , before we even prayed that prayer.
Whether the signs are there or not, there’s only one way to know for sure, and that’s prayer.