I was talking with a friend last night about two very important topics…Jesus and boys. She asked one of the age old questions that I had to stop and think about.
“Why do good girls always go after the bad boys?”
Now as someone who spent quiet a few teenage years chasing after the bad boys, I really couldn’t think of any logical reason why any sensible, God fearing woman would chase after some rebel without a cause. But it happens. More often than it should.
Maybe it’s the thrill of capturing the attention of someone who is wild and rough around the edges.
Maybe it’s the intrigue of swooning after someone who walks to the beat of their own drum, shrugging off the commands of authority.
Maybe it’s the innate desire to be protected by someone who go against the grain.
Maybe it’s because good girls don’t realize they should be pursued instead of chasing someone who delights in attention from women who are willing to chase them.
Maybe it’s because good girls are deceived into believing they have to work to earn love and affection from men who treat them with such a cavalier attitude.
Maybe it’s because good girls are busy focusing on the outward appearances that don’t speak to the heart of someone.
Maybe. Just maybe.
I didn’t have a clear answer to why good girls like bad boys. I just know that chasing after the riding off into the sunset on his motorcycle movie ending type of fantasy just doesn’t appeal to me. Bad boys don’t make me get butterflies or the random desire to scribble their names on a notebook with X’s and O’s.
A man who loves the Lord with all his heart, all his soul, all his strength and lives accordingly does.
A man who serves before wanting to be served does.
A man who is a leader and can submit to authority does.
A man who strives for righteousness and not perfection does.
A man who desires to change the face of this Earth, one redeemed heart at a time does.
A man who is a warrior for God’s kingdom, not his own kingdom does.
Why do good girls love bad boys? Who knows. I would much rather be that woman after God’s own heart being pursued by a man after the same thing.
Much better movie ending.