We’re girls, and so there’s one topic that always seems to creep its way into our conversations and that would be boys.
We know that sometimes we fall for the wrong guy, or we aren’t making godly, wise decisions in our relationships. And if there’s any indication of whether you’re in the right or wrong relationship, I’ve found this one thing is a good sign. Any guy you ever date or think about marrying should have one extremely vital characteristic: he should treat you as though you are a God’s carefully designed masterpiece because that is exactly what you are. You are a masterpiece. You are a beautiful creation, made for the perfectly designed purposes of God. And most of all, you are GOD’s! You are His love, and you belong to Him anyone who gets a piece of your heart needs to realize just how significant that is.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”
But ladies, it goes both ways. The man you’re so infatuated with, and picturing your life with, also needs to be treated and respected like he is God’s handiwork, created in His own image.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
Think about that person like a piece of art that God is letting you borrow. Now, you wouldn’t completely trash it, unconcerned with the outcome of its structural or emotional integrity, completely ignoring the fact that it is God’s love, effort, and prize, now would you? Of course not! You would treat them with love, respect, and cherish them as they deserve.
We rarely look at those around us through those eyes. We often read the bible and only apply it to ourselves, thinking “we are loved”, “we are God’s creation” and “we deserve being treated well” and completely forget that others around you are too! They are also God’s creation. He died for them on the cross too. They are also loved and treasured by Jesus Christ.
Once we realize this and start treating people this way, that is when we start loving and living in the footsteps of Jesus. And once you start treating your significant other with the absolute love and value that they deserve, then are you loving them with a love after Jesus’ heart.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”