As believers in Christ, our primary mission here on earth is to represent our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to spread the Good News about what he has done for us on the Cross (Matthew -20).

I know you are young, but whether you know it or not you truly are more of an “elder” in your youth group, and the younger members are looking to you as an example for holy living.

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The Boise, Idaho, resident toured the country relentlessly, advocating for release of her husband, Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American pastor imprisoned in an Iranian jail cell.

Along the way, she became the face of the burgeoning religious freedom movement.

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That means if the “appearance” of what you are doing (even if it is on the up and up) would lead someone to think there is something “evil” going on and could be offensive to them, then you need to do your best to steer clear of it.

from it, being conscientious of your actions and how they can influence others will be a priority for you in your faith journey.

I don't think that is that surprising, because he's an older guy and probably the most godly man I know.

But here's the thing: I think he might like me, too.

What often gets us into trouble is following the tug of our heart rather than prayerfully seeking an answer and waiting for God’s timing. Will they continue to learn from his teaching uninterrupted and glean understanding from their Bible studies with him?

Or will their focus be diverted to your relationship and will they start seeing the youth pastor in more of a predatory-possibly-creepy light (even though you are of legal age, I understand) instead of as a trusted mentor and shepherd? Let’s also see what Scripture has to say: SEE ALSO: How Should I Spend My Money?

What may seem like an innocent attraction at this point, can jeopardize and derail what God has planned for him and the lives of those surrounding the both of you. I caution you about sharing your feelings with anyone except for a much older, mature, female confidant who is well acquainted with each of you.