Don’t Settle for “Beef Jerky”! (My Advice About Boys)
Written by PI Contributor | June 13, 2012
What is something that almost every teenage girl today has in common? BOYS! And all the drama that comes along with them. What makes us act this way? You know, the constant attention-seeking mode we’re in whenever our “crush” is around?
Well, it started way back when God made Eve for Adam. And since then, we’ve been hooked on the whole guy phenomenon. What I don’t really get is why girls our age are obsessed with “going out” with someone, even if that someone is not the special someone God has planned for them.
It takes a little while for a boy or guy to become a man. Look at it this way: Imagine that you are shopping. You know you are supposed to be paid next week, but you really wanted to go today. You now see two pairs of sandals: One is just okay and the other pair is BEAUTIFUL! But you would have to wait until next week to buy the beautiful pair because you don’t have quite enough today, so instead of waiting, you settle for the cheap, poorly crafted sandals. They quickly fall apart only a few days after you buy them! A waste of money… right? Indeed!
What would have happened if you would have waited? The beautiful, well-made sandals would be yours, and worth the wait! Get what I’m saying? As Chris Wheeler says, “Wait for steak! Don’t settle for beef jerky!” And I think that’s what we’re doing now. Settling. And that’s definitely NOT what we’re supposed to be doing. Because guess what…we’re princesses! Daughters of the most high King!!! And we should settle for nothing less than our princes!
Too many girls are settling for “the beef jerky” in life instead of waiting for “the steak.” Why? For fear that they won’t be viewed as cool unless someone is next to them holding their hand? Sister, Jesus is already doing that! He’ll be next to you far longer than any “beef jerky” will!
But all your friends have boyfriends! Your friends may be settling! Help them to see the difference! I know that different families have different views about dating, but I encourage you and your parents to look into “intentional dating” or “courtship.” Yes, I know it sounds old fashioned, but I assure it will be worth it! Won’t you feel great when you get the beautiful pair of sandals and the steak without wasting any time or “money”?
That’s what I’m going to do. Wait. And I encourage you to do the same! But until your steak comes along, I encourage you to be patient and form many friendships! WAIT FOR STEAK!
Written By Amaris Smith
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