Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NKJV)

“Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues.

A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we talked about her relationship challenges and struggles. As many single adults do, she faced the uncertainties of the personal investment when meeting new people.

In considering the risk and rewards of potential relationships, we face the usual questions: How much of myself, my time, my feelings, my story should I disclose to this person? How soon should I look for deal breakers? Is fear or baggage from my past relationships pushing me to end the relational discovery process too soon? Are my feelings or attraction for this person blinding me to spiritual and intellectual incompatibilities? How does this person fit in with God’s plan for my life?

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