This is a response to Keeping My Faith Helped Me Succeed in College.
Hey Christian student, have you ever faced challenges to your faith while navigating all the new experiences and ideas that come with college? It is normal to encounter many things and ideas that are different from what you are used to. This can put you in a process of questioning your own beliefs. But don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Love God in all things. When we obey God’s wishes, something wonderful happens in our lives. We receive a reward, we are happy, and we make spiritual progress that leads to strength of character. Character gives us strength, which gives us the strength to be a leader now and in the future. your faith in God because you love him above all else. Most students intend to stick to their faith, but they are amazed at what happens to them when they think they will. we must continue to believe that God fights for us. One thing we should be sure of is to seek out other believers from the start. Join a Christian student group right away, or better yet, connect with a campus ministry before you leave home. Many organizations offer fun activities the week before classes start. But sometimes instead of doing that they don’t get surrounded by Christians and their roommate comes in and invites them to a party and I understand it’s human nature to be in such a desperate need for friends but the problem starts when we bond with the wrong people.
On the other hand, sin can become our master. It is important to do our work to please Christ wholeheartedly, who is our true master. The current way of doing things in the culture may not always be pleasing to God, so we need to start thinking in terms of divine absolutes. In the end, we will not have to answer to the culture, but to Him. Our true teacher and counselor is Christ.
In college, you come out from under the protection of your parents and your youth group. Your faith in Jesus and what he says will be questioned, and perhaps mocked, by many different people, even some of your professors. All kinds of temptations will be in front of you and they will be considerably more intense than in high school. And you may experience loneliness and depression. Many students do. In short, it will be extremely difficult for your faith to survive your college years.
I entered college with a belief inherited from my parents. While I am eternally grateful for their example, about a week into my freshman year I realized that in order for my relationship with Jesus to continue, I had to make it my own, not theirs.