Guys + Girls =? Confusion?
For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” – Hebrews 13:5
I don’t know how many times I will go to a friends’ and stay up late and talk about, oh yeah, guys. Sometimes it’s to share good news about a crush or complaining about how he hasn’t done what you want him to do. Mostly, it’s the second. Complaining. And yes, I’ll admit, I do the same thing.
I work at a Christian camp and my boss had called me in early, so I went up to work at about 10:30 pm with my mom, my sister, her friend, and my dog. When I got up to the room that all the female staff stay in I thought about the different relationships these girls were having. One of the girls on staff recently got a boyfriend and she’s so happy! She’s never had a boyfriend before and this was her first one. She never been one to just stop and pick up a guy along the street. There had to have been something in that guy that really attracted her. So now she grins ALL the time.
The other girl had her heart broken not to long ago by a guy who was dating another girl.
And yet another girl on staff was having some problems with her boyfriend. The guy just didn’t know she liked him. No matter what she tried he was too busy just being a guy.
After my mom left, my friend and I sat on the porch to our room and talked. I had told her some good news then she told me about the guy she had originally liked. Another guy had come into the picture that she hadn’t expected. Someone she hadn’t even thought she would like. The way she talked about him, I could tell, there was something there. Something God had maybe put in her to feel.
In my friends, I realized that all are in different situations with guys. Some good, some bad, some just plain down crazy madness! A lot of people say if you’re 16 you don’t know what love is. One of my teachers at church told me this story about how her parents met. When her dad was 4 and her mom was 3 they met and her dad told all his friends that he was going to marry her. Years later, they dated, got married and had kids. 4 years old! I couldn’t believe that!
But you know, I think sometimes God puts a person in our hearts that we always think about, always dream about, and love and then when were older, he brings him/her to us. So, maybe we can love at 16. If God brings us that special person at that age, then it was meant to be. I believe that we all know who we’re going to marry, deep in our hearts.
As for me, I think I know, but I’m ready for whatever God has planned for me even if my future husband isn’t Shia Labeouf.
But for now I take great joy in knowing there is someone who will never let me down and will never leave me. He won’t confuse me or ignore more. And he will always be faithful. His name is Jesus and he’s teaching me what true love is all about. Even if guys STILL confuse me.
My name is Brian Ford. I'm a husband to my beautiful wife Kim, a speaker, a writer & youth pastor. Looking for a speaker for your next retreat, camp or youth event? Check out my Contact & Schedule pages for more information - www.xposed2jesus.com