How many times have we tried to make a relationship work because we didn’t want to be single anymore? I did! I dated a really nice guy who was not a Christian. I was miserable, but I thought it was better than being alone so I endured. I tried to change him; I tried to get him saved; but neither happened. I finally gained the courage to end the relationship, and the relief was instantaneous.
Settling for “Mr. Nice” can seem like a great idea at the time, but it can be a grave error in regards to lifetime commitments. I tried to change this guy into someone he wasn’t, and it was frustrating and hurtful to both of us. It is, in the long run, better to be single than to be in a hurtful situation. God truly does know best. He loves us no matter what and rescues us in spite of our choices. It was several years later that I met Dean and years longer before I truly sorted out my heart. It was all very much worth the wait.