February 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Christian Life, Family Focus

By Makenzie Allen –

To: The one I’m waiting for
Love: Kenzie

Last December, on a cold winter night, my dad and I ran from the car into an auditorium. It was alive with all kinds of colored lights. My dad had decided to surprise me with a ticket to go see The Nutcracker and have a night out with him. We sat and watched as the ballerinas twirled around and the Nutcracker fought valiantly against the Rat King. Afterwards, my dad took me to a coffee shop where I was given something that reminds me, almost daily, of you.

It was my purity ring. It means more to me than just being pure. The ring means that while I wait for you, I can learn to love in a Godly way. In a way that will last.

Something that I’ve learned through my teen years may come as a shock considering all the movies, books, and songs teaching us the key to happiness is a significant other. What I’ve learned is this—teen years are some of the most crucial years of life to find who God made you to be and to grow as your own person. The only thing is, you can’t grow as your own person when your whole goal in life is to keep someone’s attention. We cannot compromise our identity for love. I’m praying you won’t.

Right now, as I press through my junior year, my goal will not be to find a boyfriend. My goal will not be to seek a guy’s attention. My goal will not be to sway from my identity for a chance at synthetic love. My goal will be to give God my life, my love, and my devotion. Then someday, when I meet you, I’ll be able to give you a love worth waiting for.

Please wait for me.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV).

One of my prayers for you is that you would be a man after God’s heart, and that you would love Him above all else. Even more than me.

I don’t know when I’ll meet you, or if I already have, or if I ever will. It doesn’t matter though. You and I can be content, loving God and living fully immersed in His presence. My greatest fear is that I’ll miss the gifts God has given me in the here and now because I’m too busy craving the future.

Let’s not crave the future, okay? I want so badly for us to not miss daily blessings. Pray for me, as I pray for you.

To the one I’m waiting for.

P.S. Hope to see you in a few years. Wait for me.

About Makenzie Allen

Makenzie Allen is a christian teen with a passion to write. Besides writing articles for The Christian Pulse, she also has her own blog at teenybopperbaker.blogspot.com


6 Responses to “P.S.”
  1. Cyn Rogalski says:

    I cannot tell you how I wished I could have written this prayer/post/letter when I was in my teens.
    Because of your obedience, God has something SO special planned for you.

    I wish a class could be taught in grade school, middle school, junior high and high school all over the world proclaiming what you have written, that young people would just turn away from the worldly sin that surrounds them each day, ans WAIT for the BETTER thing God has planned for them.

    Thank you for writing this Makenzie.

    • Makenzie Allen says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and for the encouragement!

      I agree with you- it would be amazing to be taught a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love in classes. In a world where sins roots have been planted it is so easy for us to sway towards the darkness.

  2. Makenzie Allen says:

    Thank you so much for reading this and for the encouragement!

    I agree, it would be amazing if a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love were taught in classes. In a world where sins roots have been planted it gets harder and harder to stand in the light instead of succumbing to darkness. I just hope my generation will shine for God.

  3. Shannon says:

    Wonderful insight from a heart that loves the Lord. Thanks for sharing! I will post this on my youth group’s webpage.

  4. Makenzie Allen says:

    Thanks for reading! Your words are appreciated 🙂

  5. Stephanie gallardo says:

    Makenzie, I love your letter! What a wonderful expression of the heart of a daughter of the Most High! May this letter inspire other teens to discover who God made them to be and to fight to protect their purity. You are a leader in this area and God is preparing a husband for you that will delight in you.

    Keep spending time with Him and letting Him reveal these things to you. You are an amazing writer!

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