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What do I do? My crush doesn’t like me back!

Youth Devotion Crush
In high school I always fell into the trap of liking someone that didn’t like me back. After several years of tormenting myself with crush after crush that didn’t like me back, I realized there had to be a better way. I’m going to share with you some things that I learned on how to handle crushes not liking me back.

  1. Not every person is going to like you – This really freed me up a lot to enjoy life much more.  I began to realize that not every person I met was going to want to date me. Once I realized this, it took a lot of the pressure off to just enjoy life and not care so much if someone liked me.
  2. Turn around, there is probably someone behind you that does like you – Many times its easy to focus so much on the crush that doesn’t like us, that we don’t realize there is a person right beside or behind us at church or at school that does like us. We miss them many times because we are more focused on trying to get our crush to like us that we miss out on other good opportunities around us.
  3. Take a close look at yourself – If you’re noticing that you’re consistently not getting people to take interest in you, examine yourself. Perhaps you’re doing something that is keeping other people from being interested in you. Check up to see if there is something you can work on to become more attractive to others.
  4. Don’t sweat it – Many times you may not find Mr. or Mrs. Right in your school. Many people meet their significant other in college or after high school. If for some reason you’re not finding someone you click with, you’ve got plenty of time after school to find that special someone.

It can be hard when your crush doesn’t like you back to not get sad and think there is something wrong with you. I encourage you to keep trusting God and relying on Him to be the source of your happiness. Even if your crush never likes you back, you can take comfort knowing that God thinks you’re great!

Pray: God, I thank you that you love me no matter what. Even when my crush doesn’t, you do. I choose to make my happiness be in you, not in what others think of me. Thank you for loving me just the way I am! Amen.


you’ve messed up sexually…now what?

Its easy when you’ve gone to far sexually to think that there is no hope.  You might think that you’ve messed up too much and there is no hope for you.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  If you’ve gone to far sexually in a relationship, things aren’t over for you.

Its also easy to think that now you can’t do anything for God or to let going to far with sex make you think that God doesn’t love you or care for you.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  God loves you.  That will never change. He might not be super happy with a choice you made, but that doesn’t change his love to you.

Teenage Devotion - Going too far sexually

So, how do you move beyond going to far sexually?

  1. Talk to God about it. – Simply let God know how you feel about messing up sexually.  The Bible talks about this in 1 John 1:9.  He says if we let him know when we mess up, that he will forgive us, and cleanse us from all our sin.  So let God know about it and don’t let it stop you from talking to God.
  2. Ask God for healing – Depending on the nature of your sexual relationship, you might be experiencing some pain or hurt from the situation.  Ask God for his help and healing for the situation.
  3. Make a new path.  Decide to set up good boundaries in your dating relationships to keep you from going to far sexually again.  Find ways to protect yourself.  Also, continue to stay close to God.  As you fall deeper in love with God, it becomes easier to say no to sexual temptation.

Messing up sexually is not the end.  God is always there to help you get back on track if you’ve messed up sexually.  Remember that you can always go to Him to get the help and healing you need to live a life free from sexual sin.