A heart is more than just an organ that keeps us alive - it's the center of who we are and what we are. The dictionary refers to it as "the vital source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities." The heart is fragile, and should always be treated that way.
Unfortunately, many people act as if our hearts are worth nothing. You may blame the guy who broke up with you for breaking your heart, when really you're the one that should be blamed for giving it to him in the first place. And hearts, especially if you're a teen, should never be thrown around like that.
As young Christian girls, we're constantly searching for "the one". But while doing so, we're giving bits and pieces of our hearts away. When we finally do meet the Prince Charming of our dreams, we'll only have a few pieces left to offer. And it'll be no one's fault except ours.
Our youth culture has brainwashed us into thinking we’re a loser if we aren't in a relationship. And teens especially do not like being left out of anything, so we’re going to always be searching until we find someone who will allow us to change our relationship status on Facebook from “single” to “in a relationship”. Someone we can go places with, say “I love you” to, cuddle up and share our secrets with, and someone we constantly think about and give our hearts to.
We're worth way more than this! Our hearts are worth way more than to be bounced from one guy to the next.
1 Corinthians 7:17 says:
“And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life.”
Our purpose as a teenager should be to focus on our relationship with God rather than a relationship with a guy/girl. By playing the high school dating game, you’re telling God that you don’t feel like waiting for Him to send you “the one”, that you would rather just date in your timing and trust your own instincts instead of His.
“During my entire romance with Eric, I was so aware of the fact that it was God who was leading each step, guiding each conversation, painting each sunset, and standing over us with a smile. The cheap, imitation romance I’d known before simply could not be compared to this new kind of love I had discovered… I had discovered a kind of divine love that can’t even be found in fairy tales, simply by giving God the pen of my life’s story and allowing him to write each chapter.”