Ladies, there is a huge difference between a Christian boy and a godly man; therefore, it is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.
So many times I hear girls saying:
“Well, he’s a Christian.”
“He goes to church with me.”
“He listens to Christian music.”
“He went to church camp.”
“He has a favorite Bible verse.”
Well, all of those things are just peachy and there is nothing wrong with doing those things. I mean, they’re all good things to do. But how is his personal relationship with God? How is his prayer life? Does he talk about his relationship with God, with you? Is he truly a follower of the one true God in all aspects of his life? These are some of the characteristics you should be looking for that makes a godly man.
Ladies, a man will love you great when he loves God greater.
A godly man will pursue an honest relationship with you. He will be clear of his intentions. A godly man will worship, pray and passionately praise God with you. Whereas, a Christian boy might open the door for you, a godly man will open his Bible and explore God’s word with you so that you both may grow spiritually, together. While a Christian boy may put on an outward show, a godly man will live out the love of Jesus daily.
So ladies, are you catching on to this ongoing trend? A godly man does more because you deserve more.
A godly man will be a leader. Trust me, I know that in today’s society godly men are few and far between while Christian boys come in plenty. But you deserve a man who is after God’s heart, not just a boy who goes to church. And I know that this Christian boy may seem great and have some really stellar qualities at the time but money and looks fade, whereas, an ongoing love for our savior will not.
The greatest thing a man can do for a woman is to lead her closer to God than himself. (Yes, yes, yes).
So I beg of you, do not settle. Do not settle just because you’re tired of being single, it’s convenient or because you want the relationship your friend has. Single does not equal available and a relationship status does not define you. God uses your season of singleness to prepare you for what is to come. And if you’re dating a Christian boy, he needs to step it up or you need to move on. Wait for a godly man who is ready to lead you. God’s timing is always better, always. No matter the circumstance. So, do not rush God. (I mean, He is, after all, pretty good at His job). Therefore, turn your full focus to Him and He will direct your path.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
About the Author: Christina loves Jesus, her hubs, pups, family, laughing, teaching, writing, coffee & pretty things. Read more from Christina here.