A teenager falling in love is often rushed. Maybe by people in serious relationships at school. Maybe by a friend that’s in a relationship, or even yourself have been obsessed with the idea of being in love. Having a crush on someone may take our mind off of more important things. For example, sometimes our grades can go down because all we think about in class is our crush. Sometimes, we as teens, try to substitute God’s love for the person we may like which will never fully satisfy our longings. It’s like trying to water a tree with grape juice. I am not telling you that having a crush is all bad because it is really only human nature.
Here is a Bible verse you can read to find out if your crush is good or bad. Try inserting their name into 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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.” NIV If you put your lovers name where true love resides then it can mean one of two things. One your crush is a follower of Jesus and is absolutely wonderful. He fits your standards of a good mate, or your crush falls short of the guide lines for true love. Being a teenager myself I don’t even fulfill all those roles yet. Most of us are still young and not exactly ready for love and romance.
This is where you have to ask yourself the big question. Is this relationship I am in love or lust.Most teens get the two mixed up. At issue is most of us crave love so much that we are willing to do things that we are not ready for. Jesus says, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery. ’But I tell you that anyone who looks at another person lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28 (NIV) Teenagers tend to pass the words around, “I love you”, too much. What we really mean is, “ I lust for you.” Girls have to be careful and understand guys are willing to say just about anything to have sex.
The Bible says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 NIV I say to you, do not be in a rush to be in love. Learn what the Bible says about love and focus on the love that God gives you. God’s love is the strongest most powerful love there is and can’t be lied too or stolen from. Never give someone the power to hold your happiness until they have made a lifetime commitment to you. God alone, praise His name. No one will ever love you more.