Seeking Jesus More Than A Boy

Seeking Jesus More Than A Boy

We should spend less time seeking after a boy and more time seeking after Jesus.

Seeking Jesus More Than A Boy
Elli Jo Photography

It seems like boys have been the topic of many conversations these days. I mean I guess that comes along with being single girls in your 20s. I’ve been talking a lot with some of my friends on the idea of being content with being single. In this process, we are trying to trust God’s perfect timing and plan for our lives instead of trying to force ourselves into a relationship with every Christian guy that comes waltzing in the room.

It is so easy to allow boys to consume all of our thoughts and emotions, to spend all your energy dreaming, wishing and hoping for a Godly guy to come into your life. Here’s where I think the problem lies; even though we claim to know Jesus Christ, we are still waiting for the deepest desires and longings of our hearts to be filled in another person. We want a man who will fight for us, protect us, and be our prince charming.

The other day I was listening to the song “Even So Come” by Chris Tomlin and we sang this line:

Like a bride waiting for her groom, we’ll be a church, ready for You. Every heart longing for our King...”

And it hit me, does my heart long for Jesus more than it does for a boy? Is the deepest longing and desire of my heart for a boy or for my Lord and Savior?

Here’s the thing: as girls, we long for a prince or a hero someone to come in and save the day to sweep us off our feet, to fight for us, protect us and treat us a valued treasure. We want a hero, but guess what? We already have all of this! We’re searching for a prince that’s already come to save us, one who fought for us, protects us, and even gave up his life for us. His name is Jesus, he is our ultimate prince he looked at you, sweet friend, and claimed you as his, he saw you as valuable and worthy as a pure treasure, beautifully and perfectly crafted. He came down to fight for you to show you how much he truly loves you. He fought to protect you; even to the point of death.

Why would you need another savior? Why would you seek to find your satisfaction in anyone else, when there’s a person who completely accepts you and loves you enough to die for you, not because of anything that you’ve done, but simply because he wants to know you deeply and completely and wants to have a personal relationship with you.

So friend, I know the appeal of having a boy to protect you, cuddle with you and love you is huge and the world tells you to long for that. My heart wants you to know that you will find more joy, value, satisfaction and genuine love in using your emotions, time and energy to seek and long after Jesus. He will be the only one who can give you everlasting joy and companionship. The only one who will never leave you or forsake you. So, in this season of singleness I would encourage you to spend less time seeking after a boy and more time seeking after Jesus. I promise you won’t regret it, and your heart will be forever changed as you encounter our beautiful, wonderful savior.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Your Social Activism May Actually Benefit From A Cleansing Social Media Detox

In the craziest year of our lives, sometimes there's value in taking a break.

We are living through, unequivocally, one of the most dangerous, unstable, chaotic periods of any of our lives. From COVID-19 to crises of police brutality to the mass exploitation of the poor by mega-corporations, the world outside seems to be looking more dystopic every day. What can be done about it? For many, activism involves heavily posting on social media to keep others aware. However, this comes with a net negative cost — increased levels of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness about the state of the world. Why might this be? After all, in past eras activists have endured comparable and greater levels of abuse and relentless torment from oppressors. Why, now, are people getting so easily burnt out?

Keep Reading... Show less

Reading is a relaxing activity that provides many benefits. Everybody reads books (when they are not watching Netflix, chatting on social media, or making Tik Tok videos) to distract themselves from reality for a while. Many do not realize the positive impact that books have like reducing stress, assisting with sleep, improving cognitively, and strengthening the mind. In honor of National Book Day, there are many great novels that you can read to mark this special holiday. Here are the best ones to check out.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).


"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have always felt left out because of how I look and who I am. I have always felt like the elephant in the room, literally. I have always been shamed for my size. For the longest time, I cared so much about what I wear and who I wore certain things in front of. I never wanted to wear shirts that would show a lot of my arm, located above my elbow. I wouldn't wear shorts that didn't go to the tip of my knees, at least. I never wore anything remotely tight, where you could see every curve, roll, or imperfection. I was so insecure about myself, and not many of my friends knew.

Keep Reading... Show less

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

When You Have A Disability, Finding A Job Is Twice As Hard, Believe Me, I Know

We have got to create a safer work environment for people with disabilities.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you from doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." – Stephen Hawking

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Books That Are NOT In The Young Adult Genre That Will Change Your Life

Young Adult isn't the only genre that exists, so here are seven books that any book lover wanting to try something new will love.

One of the most popular genres in literature that everyone has read at least one book from is Young Adult fiction. Now, I personally can say that, in the past, I have been one of those people that only read from the YA section of the bookstore.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with just reading one genre, it's good sometimes to venture out of your reading comfort zone into the other book genres of the literary world.

In a previous article, I discussed the importance and power of words. The perfect example of this is literature and its impact on the world. Books have always played a crucial part in human lives, from how we are able to expand our knowledge to how we pass our time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments