3 Reasons God Allows Setbacks When You Meet Your Future Spouse

Romans 5:3-5

We imagine God will reveal “the one” to us by creating a stress-free connection that is ultra-clear. While every relationship is different, usually God will allow some setbacks to occur when you meet your future spouse. Why?

Here are 3 reasons God usually allows setbacks to occur when you meet the person he wants you to marry one day.

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1. God Allows Setbacks When You Meet The One to Increase Your Knowledge of His Laws

You don’t know what you don’t know. In other words, sometimes we will never grow in the areas we need to grow in unless God first exposes those areas of weakness to us. For example:

  • Maybe you thought you had repented of relationship idolatry and this was no longer an issue for you. But now that you are in your first serious relationship, negative things are beginning to happen and you are realizing it’s because you are struggling with idolatry still.
  • Maybe you thought you were the type of person who would never compromise when it comes to sex before marriage. Because of this belief, you have also dropped your guard in this new relationship. Instead of taking precautions to avoid temptation, you are now playing with fire and getting burned.
  • Maybe you never realized how much your parent’s divorce has affected you. Now that you have met someone you really like, however, all kinds of fears stemming from your childhood are getting highlighted to you.

Sometimes God allows setbacks so we can address hidden issues that we were blind to. As Psalm 119:67-68, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.”

When we have a problem we need to solve, oftentimes this is when we have the motivation to go back to God’s word and learn something new.

2. God Allows Setbacks to Occur When You Meet The One to Increase Your Dependence on His Grace

Grace is how we came to Christ, and grace is how we will remain with Christ. Sometimes, however, we start with grace but then slowly slip into a works mentality (Galatians 1:6-9, 2:18). In kindness, God uses the setbacks in our life to help us come back to relying fully on his grace.

This occurs in relationships too. Perhaps when you were single, you knew only God could bring the right person into your life. But maybe after you met this person, you started putting pressure on yourself to make everything happen that you believed should happen.

Through setbacks, God will remind you to fully depend on his grace and sovereign plan (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). 

3. God Allows Setbacks When You Meet The One to Help You Have Confidence that This Person Truly Is Your Future Spouse

When it comes to challenges in general, God uses them to increase our faith in him (Romans 5:3-5, James 1:2-4). Likewise, in a similar fashion, when it comes to God revealing who your future spouse is, he will use problems to actually increase your belief that this is the right person for you.

When you go through something challenging and this issue breaks you two up for good, this is a sign this person is not the one for you. However, when you go through something that could split you up, but it has the reverse effect and it actually causes you two to grow closer together, God is using this setback to increase your confidence that this person really is the one for you. 

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, the deadline to enroll in AGW University will close tonight at 11:59pm.

I’m not promising you lavish blessings if you enroll in these courses. However, what I can promise you is that if you are in a season of life where you are prepared to work hard and truly study what the word of God says about relationships, you will grow immensely by enrolling in AGW University. And while I would never claim to have a secret marriage formula, I have created a wise blueprint that you can follow to increase your chances of meeting the one God might have for you.

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