The closer I am to God, the less I want what I used to want. One night I attended a party for a friend who just retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. During the course of the evening, I was introduced to a man who, in my past, was the type of person I definitely would have dated. He seemed perfect by the world’s definition—handsome, bright, successful, funny, athletic, etc., however, as the night progressed, I was shocked to find I wasn’t attracted to him. Why?We had drastically different life goals.  

The next morning, I was thinking about this and God reminded me of this verse: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians  6:14) God revealed that He had changed my heart’s desires to conform to His Word. Wow! Back when my relationship with God wasn’t what mattered most in my life, I would have considered a deeper relationship with someone like this gentleman—even if he didn’t have spiritual goals—because I would convince myself I could change him.

However, when God began to matter most to me, He gave me HIS perspective.

When this happens, we realize we are more in love with God, than in love with our own temporal desires. Our relationship with God gives us the most joy. We want to love Him most. He changes every part of our life.  A physical and emotional relationship can be beautiful, but it can’t satisfy us like a relationship with someone with whom we share a spiritual bond with God! 

The best relationships are with people who love God more than they love us! 

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