Many of the jobs I have gotten were because I knew the hiring manager. If I didn't, I at least knew someone who did. I have also messed up by not setting the proper boundaries with toxic individuals. Jesus loves and forgives everyone equally. We are to do the same. However, Jesus did not treat everyone equally. He sent 70 disciples out as missionaries. He only allowed 12 men to be his Apostles. Out of those 12 apostles, three were chosen to be part of his innermost circle. Don't believe me? Have I got the book for you! Proverbs is an excellent study on the types of people to avoid letting into your life.
I think a lot of my past relationships. Not all of them were romantic. I wonder how I could have let some of those people into my life. If only I had set and maintained proper boundaries. Don't believe me? Have I got the book for you! Proverbs is an excellent study on the types of people to avoid letting in your life.
And I think this is where most people get confused. God isn't against fun. He's not even against sex. Being sexually active with someone not your spouse increase the likelihood of getting a sexually transmitted disease and it also bring unnecessary drama into your life. I can recall some great shouting matches between myself and former girlfriends. When Mary and I started dating, we agreed that there would be no sex before marriage. We have had our arguments, but nothing on the scale of my previous relationships. In fact, most of our issues are resolved in a few minutes. Its also easier to heal after a sexless relationship.
I was in a long-term sexual relationship that took years to get over after it ended. I dated a girl for seven months without doing anything sexual. When she dumped me, I was with someone else within a week.
Follow the Biblical standards of morality and you will find that your life will be so much easier.