Often, we think that to get along, especially in relationships, we have to be on the same page. Well, I disagree.
We are all different. We are each unique expressions of the image of God with different hopes, dreams, and ideas. We each have our own experiences and differentiating nuances in world views. Yes, even when we believe the same thing.
Imagining romantic relationships here – what if her level of spirituality is different from yours? What do you do then? Is it a good match or not? Obviously, one of you has much to learn, yes?
So, being on the same page is not really plausible. What do you do then?
When you are in a relationship or intend to begin a deep one –
You don’t have to be on the same page.
You just have to be reading from the same book.
Here’s why –
In your dream journal, you may be on Page 237. Do you expect your crush to open to that page and understand what that chapter is all about? Likewise, do you think you would understand her Life-goal journal if she turned to page 122?
I didn’t think so.
Yes! Know what your counterpart truly desires in life. Wish above anything else that they be blessed with their hearts desires. Pray you get the opportunity to help them get there.
Note that if you intend to become one, her book will become your book and your book will become her book and both your books become one.
In terms of long-term vision, though you may be on different pages in your books, you’ll both be reading from the same book, your two books that became one.
On a deeper level…
Though you may be on different pages of spirituality, its okay if you both are people of THE BOOK, reading – THE BOOK.
That’s why when God calls you to accomplish a task, it is a call from the future. Meaning, you are not on the same page as He is. But because you are reading from the same book, his blueprint for life, He knows his Spirit will lead you ultimately to the page in the future He is looking at and calling you from.
Ultimately, in your journey, you’ll get to page 898 where HE is and where you are currently not. Same thing with marriage, dating, partnerships and so on. If the values or blueprints you are using for life is the same, chill.
You’ll be alright if you both are reading and applying them at the different stages of your life.
Keep it real, Keep 100
One love, One Spirit