I received this very honest question from a blog reader:
"What do I do in this season when I feel like I'm being pulled in opposite directions? I really want to remain emotionally pure, yet I feel like I'm absolutely dying for a guy to notice me and to like me."
Ah, yes, that natural desire to have the attention and affection of a young man and the deep desire to please the Lord and remain emotionally pure. I wish I could offer some easy, 1, 2, 3 solution, but I can't!
What I can offer is a reminder to think long term. As much as our society thinks in the moment, in order to make an attempt end this pulled feeling, think about the future. Know that the Lord is using this time in your life to grow you and to draw close to you.
Know that (chances are) someday you'll have all the attention from your husband and it will be very satisfying. Think about your husband: do you want some other girl longing for his attention? No, you want him to save all that for you! You want to know that his heart was kept pure for you and for you alone!
I know that there are moments in which you just want to throw in the towel and just satisfy your flesh a little ("I mean what harm is there in a little flirting, right?" one may justify), but stay the course. Focus on the Lord...moment by moment! Keep His eternal perspective ever mindful.
My one regret: not waiting more patiently for John! Just remember it's completely worth the wait!!