Recently, I read a blog post about flirting. It was basically a girl sharing her experiences and her thoughts on the subject, which, of course, led me to start thinking about it also.
Having those thoughts in the back of my mind, I was reading a book called "Wild at Heart: Discovering the secret of a man's soul." So, yes, I was reading a book written for men. But it does say something about "and he invites women to discover the secret of a man's soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer" on the back... :D
Anyway, it was talking about the big questions that we have. Men ask things like, "Do I have what it takes?" "Am I strong enough?" And women ask things like, "Am I beautiful?" "Am I worth fighting for?"
Suddenly, I put these two things together: The reason why we girls flirt is because when we get a guy to pay attention to us in that way, we feel beautiful and wanted. We are looking to them to answer our big questions... which is NOT a good idea.
I then started reading a book called "Equipped to Love", and it explained that when we look to anyone (or anything) to satisfy our needs, we are putting them in the place of God. Also known as idolizing them. Yikes!!
As you all have probably heard over and over, God is the only one who can truly satisfy our needs.
Really. Your parents can't do it, your friends can't do it, your siblings can't do it, books can't, the internet can't, boys can't, girls can't... And when you look to them to answer those questions, you'll be disappointed, hurt... and sinning.
Oh, how I need to really grasp and live this! Lord, give me grace!