Another awesome phrase/cliche us younger Christian women like to throw out every now and then is: Dance with God and He will let the perfect man cut it.
First of all, I grew up Baptist, therefore I don’t dance. Sssooo, I’ll probably never get married.
(calm down, it’s a joke…)
Secondly, I’ve definitely pinned that quote typed in front of a mountain, or sunset, or field, or something along those lines. I’m as apt as the next person to lean in hard to cheesy, cutesy, feel-goody quotes that the internets provides.
Now, what’s wrong with this cliche? What’s wrong with picturing God as a loving Father dancing with His little girl then randomly letting some dude cut in during their favorite rendition of “Butterfly Kisses”?
Well, nothing is wrong with picturing God as a loving Father, because that’s what He is. What’s wrong is the end game of me not dancing with the Lord anymore. What’s wrong is envisioning God as a cosmic genie that if I just hang out with for a bit and give some select seasons of my life to, He’ll bring along Mr. Perfect to carry me through the rest of my life.
I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again: God is not a being I can manipulate into giving me whatever the heck I want.
Also, if I do meet a guy that I could see a marital future with, and he even thinks he’s cut God out of the picture…C YA homeboy. To stop “dancing” with God is a big no-no. A man cannot take the place of Jesus in my life.
I do, however, think it’s a great mindset to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). So if that means dancing with God, then dance away! But don’t think you can two-step* into marriage by faking your way through a relationship with Christ.
Love Jesus for the sake of Jesus.
*if you ever want to see some legit two-stepping, invite my parents over for a dance party. Seriously.
To see Triangle Sally tearing it up on “The Worst of Soul Train,” click here!