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3 Reasons Jesus is More Satisfying than Cute Guys

By: Guest Blogger

This guy was not necessarily a crush, but I could feel him slowly becoming one. The last time I tried to talk to him we had to go separate ways on our busy college campus, so we didn’t get to finish our conversation. This was going to be different.

After class, I noticed that he intentionally got “delayed” so that we could walk out at the same time. “How cute!” I thought to myself. We had a nice conversation as we walked.

As usual, we were headed in opposite directions, but this time, we didn’t part ways as quickly. We stopped in the middle of a crowded area and continued chatting until we had said all we wanted to say.

He was so kind and warm and seemed to be getting cuter by the minute.

I had a whole day’s worth of classes to attend still, but couldn’t stop thinking about this interaction.

This could be the beginning of a new friendship, or something more.

I dreamed.

Everywhere I went that day, I carried around an extra dose of confidence. I felt invincible. Someone likes me! It doesn’t matter if other people don’t like me. This guy likes me!

I was so happy.

Whenever I looked in the mirror, I would wonder what features he thought were most attractive on me. My mind kicked its imagination up by a thousand notches.

However, in the midst of all of that daydreaming, a question popped into my head that stopped me dead in my tracks.

Why don’t you feel this way all the time?

If I can walk around with excitement and confidence because of one conversation, why did I not feel that way about God? This guy, as great is he might be, is just human. God has so much more to offer me than this one cute guy.

In order to bring my mind and heart back to reality, I had to stop meditate on three truths about God.  

1. God Knows Me Deeply.

This guy may have given me five minutes of attention, but God knows me deeply and fully, even before I was born. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” God has been paying attention to your smallest details because of His love for us. He knows how many hairs are on our heads (Luke 12:7).

He created me and said I was “very good.” I never have to wonder what feature He likes the most, because He made them all and loves me as He created me.

2. God’s Love is Everlasting.

This guy may have shown me sincere kindness, but God showers me with loving words, truths about my worth, and has backed it up by His action. He made me in His image (Genesis 1:27). God says He will never forget me saying, “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16). He assures me that He gives good gifts to His children. He is for my good.

3. Jesus Sacrificed His Life for Me.

This guy may have sacrificed a few minutes to talk to me, but Jesus left His throne in heaven to be human and sacrificed Himself for me so that I could talk to Him. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” What a sacrifice! And what a blessing to us!

Jesus died for the world (John 3:16) and He knew that some people would still reject Him. But He died so we could even have the opportunity to accept Him. He gave us the ability to be spared the punishment for our sins through Jesus Christ (John 17:3).

In light of these three truths, I should be beaming with joy everyday because I walk around knowing that the God of the universe loves me.

As nice as it is to receive attention from a cute guy, it won’t last. It can’t offer me lasting fulfillment. It can’t fully satisfy my soul.

Instead of basing my happiness on a cute guy, I should be thrilled at the idea that every day I can get to know God more and can create a stronger relationship with Him.

As Christian girls, we should be constantly thinking of the One who loves us more deeply than anyone else can. That is something to get truly excited about.

For more on this topic, check out this other GirlDefined post titled: When Guys Become More Exciting Than God

I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

  • Do you struggle with thinking that a guy’s attention is the most important thing?
  • What do you love most about God? (Hold onto that thought and think about it often. Philippians 4:8)

This guest post was written by Sophia Otasowie. To submit a guest post to GirlDefined.com, click here. 

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  • Rachel M.

    Wow! What an amazing perspective! That is a great way to put it. Thank you for this awesome article.

  • Rebekah Teravskis

    Thank you Sophia! What an amazing concept that is so simple, yet so profound. Great post! What I love most about God is His unfailing love. He loves us no matter who we are or what we’ve done. He loves us when we feel beautiful, and when we feel ugly. He loves us despite what others think of us. God is so good to me and to you!

  • Tiana

    Such a great post!! #2 really hit me. A guy’s love will eventually wear off. But God’s love NEVER will!! Thanks for this amazing post!!!

  • Lovely article, Sophia! Thank you so much for this article! I can confirm that all the above is true. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost eight months (after having liked each other for almost a year before that). I still think he’s awesome, but after the excitement and thrill that’s at the beginning of a relationship has worn off a little, I can see that Christ is my true joy. Guys can only give temporary happiness and love, but God’s is eternal and His joy is deep. I can see now that I am most joyful when my heart is stayed on Christ alone. I have found that the deeper my love for Jesus is, the more I can share that love with the people around me–including my boyfriend.

    Spending time with him switched from looking to him for my everything and trying to suck meaning and purpose and happiness out of a human to worshiping God through enjoying His gifts and obeying Him.

    Thanks again, Sophie. What a wonderful post to have in my blogger feed this morning! And I can testify that everything you said is true. 🙂

  • Anne Isabelle

    This really rings true to me because I’ve always wondered how certain people did it– they were always happy and joyful and content. As I’ve grown up, I’ve had opportunities to meet and read about people who are like that– and it’s because they have Christ! Though it may be hard in this world where little love flings and temporary things block our view, I am pressing on to become Jesus’ beloved– I want to one day get to the point where he is everything I want, need, and find my worth in. Thank you so much for this post– it really has encouraged me!!!

  • Mickeeva Walker

    Wow! What an awesome post! I can totally relate to everything you said! Thanks so much for your encouragement and wisdom.

  • Anna Duncan

    I love this article! Its so helpful, when were desiring something, to stop and think about how God csn fulfill that longing much better than any human being or whatever it is we’re wanting. Thank you for your amazing ministry, Kristen and Bethany! It’s been such an encouragement to me. Keep it up!

  • Natalie Keller

    “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16). Wow. This verse has hit my like a ton a bricks. Within the 30 seconds after reading that, two tears had already made their escape. This past year I’ve had multiple infatuations with guys, each one ending with them leaving my life and forgetting about me. I realized that I’m now almost afraid to start any romantic relationship with another guy because I’m afraid of being left in the dust. I honestly never even knew this verse existed until I read it just now, and it’s moved me so much, I feel compelled to write about it in this comment section. It’s so human to forget how I’m so cherished by Someone who will never forget me, Someone who will inscribe my name on Their hands. God is 100% more satisfying than men.

  • I’ve had my share of crushes, but lately I’ve been starting to feel a deeper Joy because of how much Jesus loves me. It’s the kind that just comes to me during moments of reflection. It’s wonderful! It’s replaced those moments when your mind wanders with romantic fantasies…praise the Lord! I’m so thankful that the Lord has been helping me!

  • Morgan P

    Thanks for this!

    -Morgan

  • Lainey

    Awesome post! Thanks so much!!

  • Abbie

    This was so good! Thanks so much for sharing. This blog is such an encouragement for me. Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  • Ashley Delarosa

    This made me cry so hard, AMEN! Such truth! Abba Father, I repent of putting idols before you because YOU are worthy to be praised! I praise you for godly men, but I don’t get my fulfillment from them, I get my worth from YOU, GLORY IN THE HIGHEST! Thank you LORD for being so patient and loving with me!! :’)


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