I know that when some people look at the name of this blog you are probably thinking about the outward appearance. You think about what someone is wearing. However, this is different. This blog is going to be talking about making sure someone's path in life lines up with yours.
In today's society, we have so many people who are going into unequally yoked relationships. I don't just mean spiritually. The person you are dating or courting right now, are you both going the same way in life? Have you both sat down and had a conversation about how your lives will mesh together. Even if you are a teenager walking into adulthood. It's fun to be in a realtionship at a young age but what about when you start living life without your parents and having to do everything on your own? Can that person you are with keep up with where you are going in life?
Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
Amos 3:3 NIV
It is completely possible to find someone who can match the purpose and assignment God has for your life. We don't have to settle. God has given each and every person a special assignment. When we come together and join someone, our purpose and assignment should match that person. You have a goal in mind and you know where you see your life going. You have a vision for your life, it's ok to connect with someone who also has the same mind set. We have to learn to not get so caught up in just liking someone or how they look. What are their goals and aspirations? Where do they see themselves in five years? What are they doing right now at this moment to help get to that point? If they can't tell you then..... I guess you decide what's next.
Don’t be deceived, bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:33 CEB
We can definitely apply this to our spiritual life. What if you are someone who goes to church and is active in ministry? Is the person you are attached to doing the same? Have you tried to get closer to God and work for his kingdom and still try to be attached to someone who could care less about it? I have. It's not fun. In ministry, it's always good to make sure that before you go into a relationship, that the other person is walking that path or willing to walk that path with you. Unequally yoked relationships are nothing to play with. Connect with someone who can do ministry with you. Someone who can walk down the path of righteousness and you BOTH can keep one another encouraged in the things of God.
Don’t be tied up as equal partners with people who don’t believe. What does righteousness share with that which is outside the Law? What relationship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 CEB
So what happens when you are tied to someone who is going a completely different way? I dont want you think that this is something that doesn't effect you. It will weigh you down. Don't feel like you have to change someone or wait for them to change. You have too many things to accomplish in life. You have so much success to achieve. You can make a decision right now to wait on God to speak to you about someone. He can tell you and show you if someone can walk through life with you. And when you hear it, dont ignore it. Your life will be so much better with someone who can match your fly.