Many of us are CONFUSED. We simply don't know any better. And we don't know better because we don't truly know Christ. We confuse a GOOD man & a GODLY man. Let's be clear-there is NO exception to this rule, this standard. Holiness is the only standard we ought to uphold...with & in everything.
A GOOD MAN IS A GODLY MAN. What does this mean? In order for a man to be a "good man" he has to exhibit some Christ-like characteristics. The world will tell you a good man doesn't have to be a godly man.
A "good man" (in the carnal mind) is someone who opens the door for you, supports you financially, remains faithful, treats you well & while that may be true-a good man FEARS THE LORD. We have so many women who are (I have to be honest) desperate to be with someone that they'll accept anything less than what they truly deserve. You were brought with a price...or didn't you know? A man died for you.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where everyone would know, YOU MESSED UP! A consequence of sin that you just can't cover up.
If anyone can relate, it is me.
Rewind to early 2016, I was completely sold out to God. I talked to Him everyday, I literally RUSHED home just to have my quiet time with Him. I had cut off anything that didn't push me closer to God. This included secular music, t.v. shows, and relationships. I was [so I thought] confident that I was going to literally walk this thing out and not run back to my past. However, my spirit was willing but my flesh was so, so weak.
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41 NIV
My spirit man wanted to thrive and live for God, however, my flesh still wanted what it wanted. I didn't know how far I had strayed, until I realized I was in pretty deep. I felt like I was in the middle of a busy public place, suffocating, but no one …
"Lord, It is my prayer that through my transparency, one of your daughters is blessed, convicted, or encouraged in some way......Amen."
So, I sat thinking about relationships in my own life that I wanted to work, but we were unequally yoked. After I came into the knowledge of Christ, I started to think and want differently. Maybe you walked into this with your boyfriend, but he's not serious enough for you. This is for the woman who can't yet shake that one relationship/person you know isn't right. Any woman who's ever felt this way about a man you love, "feel" you're suppose to marry, and want to spend the rest of your life with-yet you just have no peace about him at all. PERIOD. You look for ways to justify his actions or lack of faith, and you just keep coming up empty. You want it to work out-I mean you REALLY want him to be God's best for you...but...he's...not.
A man has to be fully submitted to Christ in order to even begin to le…