Take Every Step with Jesus





Dating in 2023 can be an extraordinary endeavor requiring a touch of divine grace. It’s a journey filled with time demands and expectations, where the potential for beauty can quickly turn into something dreadful if not approached with wisdom. Reflecting on my own experiences, I recall a time when I tried to handle everything on my own, even my dating life. I kept God at a distance, reserving His involvement for what I considered “big” matters. But in doing so, I neglected His guidance in the day-to-day affairs.

In hindsight, I see that my resistance to involving God in every area of my life, including dating, stemmed from a desire to do things my own way. I failed to recognize that God had a perfect plan for my relationships and that He longed to be intimately involved in every aspect. Now, as I embark on the dating journey with God in mind, I have learned not to ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit regarding potential prospects. I seek God’s guidance and wisdom in every area of my life, no matter how mundane it may seem.

Imagine a dance where two partners move in perfect harmony, each step guided by an unseen force. God desires that kind of relationship with us—where He leads, and we follow His steps. He yearns to be at the center of our hearts, souls, and minds, never to be forgotten or excluded. Our Heavenly Father has a magnificent plan for our lives, including our relationships, and He longs to see us flourish in His design.

Scripture reminds us in Proverbs 3:6 , “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

When we include God in every decision, big or small, we tap into His infinite wisdom, guidance, love, and revelation. We discover that relying on human strength alone is insufficient, but when we rely on God, our choices are aligned with His perfect will.

Whether it’s navigating the dating scene, dreaming of starting a business, pursuing a career change, or seeking personal transformation, let us not exclude Jesus from any aspect of our lives. Our Heavenly Father, who loves us deeply, desires to be involved in every detail. As we invite Him in, we open ourselves to His perfect guidance and the fulfillment of His marvelous plans for us.

I encourage you to seek God’s presence throughout your day. Make it a habit to converse with Him, even about the simplest matters. Recognize that He is your loving Father, and you are desperate for His wisdom and guidance. Embrace the truth that there is nothing you cannot do with Him by your side.

“Heavenly Father, I invite You to be the center of my life, including my relationships. Help me not to exclude You from any area, big or small. I surrender my desires and plans to You, knowing that Your perfect will far surpasses my own. Grant me the wisdom and discernment to make decisions that align with Your purpose for me. Guide me in my relationships, knowing that You are deeply concerned about every aspect of my life. Thank You for Your love, guidance, and presence. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”

Shekeda Holland