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Hi Project Inspired! I am almost 17 and have never had a boufriend or been kissed. I feel so lonely and left out, especially when my friends talk about their boyfriends or go out with them. I feel like there isnt anyone for me because I\’m different because of my clothes and music. I try to be nice to everyone and be funny and my friends all say I am cute, but the guys I like don\’t like me back. No guys do. I have plenty of guy friends but theu are all gay or have a girlfriend. My family is disappointed and always talks about how they wish I could find a nice guy to other family members when they think I can\’t hear. I praued for a guy I like to feel the same way all the time, and it didn\’t work, so I prayed for less selfish things, but those didn\’t happen either. I\’m trying to be a good Christian and a nice, pleasant person, but I don\’t see why I\’m still alone. I want to get married someday and I want someone to fall for me that I can fall for. I want to help better someone, and have them better me. Thanks so much for your help!
|March 23, 2015 at 20:44|
Hey girl! Don’t be discouraged, don’t lose heart! I know it can be rough sometimes being single – believe me when I say that I understand, I’m 20 and have never had a boyfriend or been kissed either. But don’t look at it as a bad thing!
There are so many things that I used to wish were different about me or my life, so that I wouldn’t feel alone or left out. I used to look at my friends and their boyfriends and wish my life was like theirs. I used to pray every day for God to send a guy my way that would love me. I used to pray that God would send a guy who would fall for me.
But then I realized that I was praying for the wrong things. I realized that I was longing for the wrong thing. I realized that being single is actually really awesome. Sure, it hurts sometimes when a bunch of my college friends go out and I’m not invited because I don’t have a date, but I’ve come to appreciate my singleness.
About a year ago now I started asking God to make me content with being single. I prayed that God would make me content in Christ and that I would feel fulfilled through Him, so that I wouldn’t feel so lonely without a boyfriend.
One of my favorite verses really helped me out, too. Isaiah 43:1 says, “Fear not, for I am with you. I have called you by name and you are Mine.”
You are a child of God. You are His daughter. He loves you more than any guy could ever love you. I know it may hurt now to remember that you’re single, and believe me when I say that I’ve felt that ache of longing I’m sure you’re experiencing before. Try not to dwell on that, but remember instead that you are His.
I cherish the fact that the God of the universe loves me and has redeemed me, and that He has chosen me as His own. When I think of that, my other worries don’t seem so big anymore.
I hope this helps, at least a little bit! Chin up, all will be well. 🙂
|March 24, 2015 at 22:27|
Ditto. No one should make you feel inferior for waiting with patience. Just pray “Lord may I be satisfied and made whole through you”. Own being single, and focus on a fulfilling future with God. And if you find someone along the way, fantastic! Use your status to an advantage. And if you catch your family talking about it, just make a point of reminding them they should be grateful that your waiting for the right person! I do this when my parents talk about me being single, then give MYSELF a high five like a fierce teenage single person!!!!
|March 25, 2015 at 16:46|
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