the chase

I am so frustrated by girls who chase boys.
There is never any logic.
There is always tons of drama.
And it makes me want to vomit.

So much so, that I looked up the definition of chase tonite.
Here’s what I found:

chase
1. to pursue in order to seize, overtake, etc.: The police officer chased the thief.
2. to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt: to chase deer.
3. to follow or devote one’s attention to with the hope of attracting, winning, gaining, etc.: He chased her for three years before she consented to marry him.
4. to drive or expel by force, threat, or harassment: She chased the cat out of the room.
–verb (used without object)
5. to follow in pursuit: to chase after someone.
6. to rush or hasten: We spent the weekend chasing around from one store to another.
–noun
7. the act of chasing; pursuit: The chase lasted a day.
8. an object of pursuit; something chased.
9. Chiefly British. a private game preserve; a tract of privately owned land reserved for, and sometimes stocked with, animals and birds to be hunted.
10. British. the right of keeping game or of hunting on the land of others.
11. a steeplechase.
12. the chase, the sport or occupation of hunting.
—Verb phrase
13. give chase, to pursue: The hunt began and the dogs gave chase.
—Idiom
14. cut to the chase, Informal. to get to the main point.
[Origin: 1250–1300; ME chacen < MF chasser to hunt, OF chacier < VL *captiāre; see catch]

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

There may not seem to be any rhyme or reason to the bold items.
But I think those are the accurate definitions of what I see.
This is what I feel like I observe.
Quite a lot, actually.
I’m glad I don’t feel the need to be the pursuer.

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2 thoughts on “the chase

  1. dear audrey. i must say, i feel where you’re coming from. i remember being so annoyed by “those” girls. ironically, God chose to send a few of them my way to be my best friends. i can say that i have learned many things from those friends…rather, God used those friends to teach me many things.

    a) if they are my friend and if i love them, i should point out this weakness to them…in love. i gotta tell you, that love thing is really hard to do when you’re annoyed.

    b) they were often more willing to change than i was. this was quite humbling.

    c) i realized that i too have weaknesses that are different, but that are just as weak. i hate weakness in people. i’m glad God loves weakness and chooses to show His strength in those moments.

    d) i can’t change them. i can confront things that i think they should work on, but God works the change. this is often frustrating because i just want people to listen to me (because i’m always right…wrong) and just do what i say. change is that simple! again, wrong. change is hard. that’s why i must ask God to change them…and not in the way i think they need to change, but that they would simply be more like Christ. i have to ask Him to change ME too. if i only new how much more i need it than i think they do.

    the most amazing thing is to look back months later and freely talk with my friend about how God has changed and is still changing us. how He has made our love for one another deeper and more mature so that it “covers a multitude”. (also see 1 Corinthians 13). i don’t know if the chasers in your life are unbelieving friends, sisters or if you’re just sitting in a mall watching human nature run a muck among teens, but there’s one thing you can count on. in each one of those lives, God wants to use their weakness and the way they are hurt by themselves and the men they chase for His glory. He is, in fact, chasing them. He is chasing audrey and michelle as well…it just looks different.

    ps…sorry, that became sort of a blog to your blog, but your post resonated in my heart and i had to share. i think we’re pretty similar. : ) and since you swear you only have a few readers, i guess that was just a conversation between the two of us. : ) i love your blog. you’re honest. keep it up. for all 10 of us.

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