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creativemechanic

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  1. Something I found online and did a piece on. Isn't it amazing how easily we can fall for this trap. Note its not to say getting some of these things are wrong but it's just so amazing how these things happen. Even to the point where people may drop friends and switch churches whenas they climb the financial ladder.
  2. I once heard an older Christian say that this is one way to distinguish a backslider from a false convert who returns to their former lifestyle. What do u think?
  3. Develop urself personslly
  4. Yeah and i find we christians are so conditioned to believe its something we have to achieve. From observations and personal experiences it seems some o us are more concerned about getting a single married off that encouraging them to serve God or checking on them spiritually. I dont think its intentional but one seems to get way more attention than others.
  5. What do you think id this quote I heard online (from a non christian btw )
  6. I agree. Here's an example of how that happened. I want to a get together held by some friends. Almost as soon as i entered I passed a man talking to a woman. He then introduced her to me. I said hi, and went on in. Later after the lady left the guy announced to the other people-would u believe I introduced him to Sue (not her name) and he didn't stop to talk. Apparently it had been an attempt on his part to get me to start talking to the lady and he had expected me to jump for the opportunity to talk to the woman (although I had no foreknowledge) I explained I wasn't interested in talking with her. Only for a mob of other guests to literally make me the centre of attention bombarding me with reasons I should consider her -She's nice -She's serious about God. -You don't fall in love at first sight. All the while I'm telling tjem repeatedly i wasnt interested and was getting increasingly irritated. The effect was that I develoows more of an apprehension of ever talking to her afterwards.
  7. I didn't necessarily mean in terms of salvation only. E.g. life choices. Getting a job, choosing what to study,even romantic options. A good personal example is people who try to match make or suggest people to you and try to berate you or make you feel as if you're wrong because you don't have interest in their choice for you.
  8. i had an epiphany- tell me i you think this makes sense biblically. If God has something in mind for someone, he will give them a desire for it or make them aware of it. So while God may use us (by suggesting or pointing out) to open someones eyes to something it is not for us to try and pry them open by insisting or pressuring if they dont agree or take. So as much we think someone should do something or make a particular choice, if its the one God has or them, they will naturally gravitate to it or get a desire for it. Often we just want them to do what WE think they should and get critical i they dont
  9. Isn't it amazing how they do these things and we dont realise? I'm not defending or condemning trump but seeing how they did that is just devious
  10. Not just that. N AND K also are important. sometimes we say things which may be true but aren't really helpful or need to be said. Case in point. I had met a young lady and became friends with the hopes of gravitating towards a relationship. As life would have it, she and an old friend developed feeling and started a relationship . I knew this and accepted it but still felt thr attraction. They got engaged recently . How did I learn? On 2 separate occasions. Persons who knew I had been interested decided to tell me. Out of the blue. No context. No rhyme or reason. Then when I pointed out there was no reason to twll me and how ive been depressed over an extended period of time and they just lowered my spirit by telling me that there's not a hint of sympathy or apology, more of a you shouldnt feel so. This pic I drew a while ago best sums it up
  11. Don't you hate seeing this at award ceremonies..... Singer who's music is totally ungodly-cursing violent sexually explicit thanks God for his achievement.
  12. Believe it or not. This is an actual social issue now. Basically people are putting up pics or snippets of their life online-having fun pics,romantic pics etc. Other people are seeing these and feeling inadequate or unhappy about their own lives of relationships . Problem is this -these pictures only show snippets. 1 second in time. The reality may be their lives or relationships are far less happy than the pictures show but people dont know that and are becoming depressed or even having relationship issues because of the fantasy portrayed by the pictures. Pretty much shows the dangers of covering and making comparisons in this case someone else's life.
  13. It's pretty obvious it applies to dating. It's a union isn't it. With intention to marriage. People tend ti dance around it and get technical if they themselves want to date an unsaved person and are looking for a loophole.
  14. Its easy to say but hard to swallow, especially when a person is craving the benefits of marriage- company, intimacy ,sex, someone to share your life with
  15. Seeing this opened my eyes. I actually beleived this unconsciously. Even to the point of thinking if I grew spiritually enough or worked hard enough for God ,that a spouse would be a reward and my currentnlack is the to me not being holy or righteous enough
  16. Something I learned from a video about depression. Sometimes we drive ourselves into despair and depression by looking at what others have that we dont or where they are that we arent. So thr less wectake our eyes off of others, the hapoier we will be
  17. Whats your perspective on Christians dating online. Watching a video on it pointed out 2 sides of it. 1) Christians dating online is a sign of desperation and a lack of faith in God to provide a spouse for you in his time and way. (i thought this was a personal opinion o mine but other christians have it as well it seems) 2. Its just another method of finding people and putting yourself out there thereby broadening your horizons. Just be sure to pray at every stage o it
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