Why Waiting to Date Is Worth It, by PI Girl Jessinia

    In August of 2011, when I was just starting my junior year of high school, I wrote a post for Project Inspired about my choice to wait to date until after high school. Now, I’m a graduating senior. I’ve remained single throughout high school and couldn’t recommend it more!

    Here’s the thing, girls: During the time I’ve been single, I’ve grown so close to God. He’s my rock.

    It hasn’t been all happy times. High school’s hard. Relationships are all around; many of my friends are dating people. I’ve felt alone. I’ve felt stranded by God. I’ve questioned His plan.

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

    Be patient. If it’s the Lord’s will, He will provide a boyfriend and a husband for you in time.

    Easier said than done, right?

    As girls and women, we have a desire to be loved, to be pursued, to be wanted. While guys may fill that desire on a pure physical or emotional level, they will never fulfill our spiritual desires. Jesus can fully satisfy all of our desires.

    We may be tempted by these desires and idolize boys. But we have hope in the One Lord God. He will never fail us, ever.

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26).

    I’ve been filled with endless joy in Jesus. The unimaginable amount of love Jesus has for us is indescribable. Since I’ve found this love, I want to share it with the whole world.

    This fall I’m going to pursue my passion for mission work. I’ll be going on an 8-month mission trip to either the Dominican Republic or the South Pacific area. I’m giving everything to Him because I love Him.

    If you are in a relationship, spend time in His word and in prayer. Make sure it’s what God wants for you.

    Being single has been a huge blessing in my life. It may not have felt like it at times, but it is. I am going to continue to wait for the right man. A man who loves Jesus more than me. A man that will bring me closer to God through his actions. A man of God.

    Written by PI Girl Jessinia

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    Christ centered, sunset lover, world traveler. I blog about my time in missions in the Dominican Republic at


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