Only God can truly know what is in someone’s heart (1 Samuel 16:7), but throughout life God will often reveal the hidden things to us through a variety of practical means (Daniel 2:22).
When it comes to relationships, here are 4 things that often happen when God is preparing to show you how someone truly feels about you.
1. If Someone in Your Life Is Paying You More Attention with Their Time, Talents, and Treasures, This Is Often a Sign This Person Is Getting Ready to Reveal Their Feelings to You
We give freely to obtain that which we believe is valuable. As Jesus said in Matthew 13:45-46, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
This verse is obviously referring to how we should give all that we have to follow God and obey him. But it also expresses a general principle that whatever we are willing to sacrifice for, this is what we find valuable. As Jesus also said in Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
As humans, God has given us valuable gifts in the form of our time, our talents, and our treasures. Our time is our limited opportunity on earth. Our talents are the gifts God has given to us which we find joy in using as we serve others. And our treasures are our material possessions.
If someone is using these things on you, this is a clear sign they are interested in you. And if someone is showing interest in these ways, it’s probably not long before they verbally express how they truly feel about you.
2. When You Begin to See that Someone’s Lack of Action Says Just as Much as Someone’s Actions, This Is Often a Sign God Is Preparing to Show You Someone’s Hidden Feelings About You
While it is certainly more enjoyable to discover that someone secretly likes you, it’s also important to be aware that some people have hidden feelings about you in the reverse direction. In other words, someone could be trying tell you that they like you or even show you that they like you, but deep down they could have a hidden motive that is not healthy.
As Proverbs 20:6 states, “Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?” It’s easy to proclaim love; but true love will be expressed through faithfulness over a healthy period of time.
When someone is saying one thing but not committing, when they are buying you gifts but not opening their heart to you, or when someone said they need some time before dating but now you feel like you are wasting your life waiting around for them – it’s important to realize that someone’s lack of action says just as much as if they were taking action.
Their lack of commitment, pursuit, and follow through is their answer to you. Silence is often the loudest form of communication.
Sometimes we just need to change our perspective to see that God has already shown us how this person really feels by their lack of action towards us.
3. If God Is Showing You Things in This Person’s Life That They Were Trying to Hide, This Is Often a Sign He’s Trying to Show You How This Person Really Feels
God doesn’t always do this, but sometimes he will let us see things in someone’s life that they were trying to conceal from us (Psalm 32:8-9).
Perhaps you stumbled upon a Facebook comment by this person that reveals something you didn’t know about them. Or maybe God let you see a glimpse of this person’s character that they were trying to hide from you by allowing you to see a moment of rage and a lack of self-control before this person quickly recomposed themselves.
Or maybe something comes to your attention that is positive. Perhaps you run into a mutual friend who accidentally lets you know that this person has liked you for a long time. Or maybe you find out that a man asked the woman out that you like but she said no because she’s waiting for you to ask her out.
The point is, if the Lord has given you an opportunity to see something that this person was trying to hide from you, this is a good sign he’s revealing this person’s hidden feelings about you.
4. If God Is Showing You How to Elicit Revealing Reactions By Your Actions, This Is a Good Sign He’s Teaching You How to Uncover Someone’s Hidden Feelings About You
Proverbs 20:5 states, “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”
One way to draw out what is in someone’s heart is to bring them to a point of decision. When you do something that causes the other person to need to respond, you are going to learn something about this person that was formally hidden. Even if they don’t respond, as we talked about in point 2 of this article, that also does reveal something to you about this person.
You could text or call this person and gauge how they react. You could invite this person to spend time with you doing something of mutual interest. Or you could just be bold and let them know that you like them as more than a friend and would like to date them.
The point is, when you make an action, it almost always elicits some sort of response from this person which will then give you more evidence for how they feel about you.
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