1. It’s not bad to want to have sex with your significant other. It’d be another sort of worry if you didn’t. The key is to want to glorify Christ more than you want to have sex with each other.
2. The key to glorifying Christ more than you want to have sex with each other is that it is a…
“9. All of your relationships, including your romantic relationship, is meant to make Jesus look big more than it is meant to provide you personal fulfillment. When we make personal fulfillment our ultimate priority in our relationships, ironically enough, we find ourselves frustratingly unfulfilled.
10. You are loved by God with abundant grace in Christ’s atoning work, and an embrace of this love by faith in Jesus provides Holy Spiritual power and satisfaction to pursue relationships that honor God and thereby maximize your joy.”
“Many introverts are also highly sensitive, which sounds poetic, but is actually a technical term in psychology. If you are a sensitive sort, then you are more apt than the average person to feel pleasantly overwhelmed by ‘Moonlight Sonata’ or a well-turned phrase, or an act of extraordinary kindness. You may be quicker than others to feel sickened by violence and ugliness; and you likely have a very strong conscience. When you were a child, you were probably called shy, and to this day feel nervous when you are being evaluated…”—Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking)
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave do that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
And it’s like, when we have all these piles upon piles of expectations, in the end we always end up disappointed. You build up this idea of how you want every single detail of every single moment to play out, and it runs through your head every second of every day, but when nothing goes according to plan you just end up disappointed.
No expectations means no disappointment.
Maybe if we switched our mindsets from “I deserve” to “I have been blessed with”, our expectations wouldn’t always turn into disappointment. We wouldn’t dream of ridiculous things that satisfy the flesh and we would turn to the eternal things. Never would we expect things that would just end up disappointing us.
So. To shift.
Christ centered expectations means no disappointment.
When we think daily of how our lives should be in perspective to Christ, we will never be disappointed because He is always faithful.