How could you not expect all of the bells and whistles? That's like telling the Lord,
"I know You came for me to have life and have it more abundantly, BUT I'll be satisfied if I just make it in. I don't need all of that abundance stuff...ok?"
Alright, I apologize. It took me a few weeks before I could write this entry. We have made some decisions in our lives that have proved to be challenging but we have powered through them. We have no one else to thank but God, who saw us through it all. Now that we have completed some of our goals successfully, we consider what is missing in our lives rather then counting the blessings that we already have. You see, there is a difference when we consider our ways.
What you are about to read is a cheat sheet to some life lessons. Understand when the verse was written for the reader to consider his ways, there was also a list of things that were not completed. When we make an account of our lives, what do we do? Do we list all of the goals we would like to accomplish and then check them off as they are completed? Or do we make a list of things we would like to have and then make a list of smaller steps in order to get those things? When has God been incorporated in that list? Where are the verses of scripture you are using for those things to be done and be done the right way (Habakkuk 2:1-3 AMP)?
In Christian dating, this person that you have been texting or writing to on Facebook or talking with on the phone seems to be knowing all of the right things to say. It seems that your prayers have been answered concerning being lonely or not having compatible companionship. Yay! So now, you have made the decision to see this person face to face and hopefully the conversation will be as rich and rewarding as the text messages and the long phone talk-fests. Instead it is dull and you are wondering what you have done wrong. You start bringing up things that don't mean anything to either of you and then you scamper trying to remember the subject matter you both enjoyed talking about over the phone. Still nothing. What is the matter? What have you done wrong? Where is the spark the both of you seemingly had? What can you do to get it back?
That last part is panic. What does God have to do with that? The Word says there is no fear in love...so (Deuteronomy 1:32 AMP)? Why not think that it might not be you but the other person? Why not think that you missed it and this person really isn't the one? Why not think that this is all a ploy because he/she is trying to see if you would panic and try harder to keep him/her? Oh yeah, there are all kinds out there even those that will plot for you to do all of the work in the relationship and when it goes sour he/she can blame you (Joshua 22:5 AMP).
Yes, by all means keep fast to getting all of the bells and whistles and never compromise anything. You are a treasure to behold...God's beloved with nothing but the best for you. Understand and keep that no matter what the enemy comes to suggest. He is going to do his job...its up to you to keep your keys and the standard so high that he can't touch it (Job 1:8-10 AMP).