For one to believe and not the other, can you imagine what a loss to the body this would be?

"We can’t blame the lack of Christian men or women in the church as the reason for our disobedience. We’re promised that if we do not get weary, in due season, we shall reap a harvest if we don't give up (Galatians 6:9)"We have to be resolute and trust God's word and not our circumstances, body clocks, impatience or what society says.

Then, you look up and you’re married to this person that you’re completely unyoked with but because you were so focused on leaving the title of being “single” behind—you ignored ALL of the warning signs and married this fool who “said” he was a Christian. Yes, you can be unequally yoked with someone at your church or another Christian. At times, there's a fork in the road of your relationships where maybe your friend stops pursing God as you continue to pursue Him.

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We approach it as if it can be negotiated; as if the state of the world or our marital status gives us permission to negate God’s word, as if God’s word bends to our wants, needs and desires.

There’s nowhere in His word where He says ‘I understand there’s a lack of Christian men/women, so go ahead and join with an unbelieving partner’. God's word speaks of believers being in a marriage with unbelievers and if one of the spouses becomes a Christian in marriage they are instructed to stay, (1 Corinthians -17) but we are not told to knowingly walk into a relationship with the awareness that they are an unbeliever. I get tired too and as a young Christian, I would walk into dating relationships that I knew God didn’t want me to be in.

This scripture reminds us that we are temples of the living God therefore our relationship choices need to reflect a clear distinction and ‘separateness’ from anything that is not in line with God's will.

In 2 Corinthians verse 17 God commands us to 'come out from them and be separate' and 'He will be a Father to us and we will be His sons and daughters' (verse 18).

For what partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial (Satan)?

Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

As we continue to be led by God through our relationships, remember to allow God to take the wheel by trusting His word and His promptings.

He is merciful, He knows we'll make mistakes, He knows we won't get it right all the time, but His word is there for our guidance and His Holy Spirit for our comfort and total reliance.

"We can’t blame the lack of Christian men or women in the church as the reason for our disobedience. We’re promised that if we do not get weary, in due season, we shall reap a harvest if we don't give up (Galatians 6:9)".

Be encouraged, if we find ourselves in these situations, pray and ask God for wisdom of how to proceed and obey what He says.

They no longer walk individually, but fastened together by the yoke, so therefore they walk as one.