Those experiences got me reevaluating competition altogether. Others pursue it unreservedly, as if it had no connection to their walk with God.
Those who know me well can tell you that I am a highly competitive person. If we play ping-pong, I know what'll happen: I'll beat you. However, over the last few years I have had some not-so-pleasant losses, and two-out-of-three was out of the question. Some Christians today consider competition as inherently sinful.
________________________ When you read most Christian dating books, one of the key pieces of counsel they provide is to ‘guard your heart.’ They establish that ‘guarding your heart’ is an essential component of correctly pursuing any dating relationship.
The verse that they generally appeal to is Proverbs which says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” However, these generalized calls to ‘guard your heart’ in the midst of dating fall short in three ways: How do you Guard Your Heart?
Peace comes as a comfort rooted in our trust in God that is expressed in the process of prayer.