Red Flags: A 10 Day Devotional On Relationships


Day 1: What is a Red Flag?

Have you ever been in a situation where it all looked good on the outside, but on the inside you felt uncomfortable, nervous, or on guard? Those feelings are red flags. It’s the Holy Spirit saying, “Watch out, there’s danger ahead!” 

God is our faithful guide and our loving counselor. He promises to lead us through life and be with us in every season. In His goodness and mercy toward us, He gives us red flags in our hearts if something ahead will bring danger or destruction. 

Red flags aren’t meant to keep you from having fun, but rather to keep you on the right path for your life so you can fully live out your God-given destiny! Learning to follow God even when you don’t understand requires trust and obedience, but it’s so worth it because you learn to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and let Him lead, guide, and counsel you through every step of life. 

Maybe you’ve felt an odd feeling when you’ve started to invest into a new friendship, went to interview for a job opportunity, or began dating someone new, and then later wished you had listened to that gut instinct. Truthfully, that’s more than just gut instinct. If you follow Jesus, that’s often the Holy Spirit leading you! One way God leads us is through protecting us from going down the wrong path. 

Throughout this 10-day devotional plan, we will look at various red flags God graciously gives us in our dating relationships, our marriages, and within ourselves. I pray that whatever season you find yourself in, you’ll gain fresh wisdom and understanding on what to look for and what to look out for in the relationships in your life. I believe this will be transformative to how you follow God, trust His plan, and step into your future! 

Pray with me today: “Heavenly Father, teach me how to recognize the red flags you give me in my life so I can stay safely and securely on your path. I want to be sensitive to your Spirit, surrendered to your plan, and devoted to your purposes in all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.”