Before I started high school, I was told that there are always going to be struggles here and there, and tests that God gives us. Already I have seen these tests multiple times. I know I have passed some, and done the right thing, and I also know that I have failed some.
Right now I'm really stuck. There is a guy I met near the beginning of school and immediately I noticed how sweet he was and how we share many of the same interests. Well lets just say that he also took interest in me and soon I developed a big crush on him. As I kept liking him more and more every time I saw him, I started to see his true character. He says he is a Christian but doesn't always act like one. At this point most people would probably say... "just stay away from him from now on. Hes not a good influence." But I feel like I've gotten too deep already. He treats me like his girlfriend now. He tries to hold my hand and put his arm around me and kiss me on the cheek and at first I wouldn't have really minded (a little maybe) but now I just feel different. I somehow find my way of getting out of situations like this (like telling him I need to go talk to a friend or saying that I need to go somewhere" but, I just can't ever fully avoid it. If I were to tell him how I really feel he would think that I'm a complete jerk. I mean I did like him a lot at first and I know that he knew that. And now I suddenly stop liking him after getting to know the real him?? Totally considered a jerky move. But I know that this is what God wants me to do.
I guess my final question is... how should I let this guy know that I really can't/shouldn't get into a relationship with him, without making him feel bad or making him hate me?