Words Of Encouragement for the Christian Student

BreaJamesBy Brea James

College may seem like a new world to you, it opens up a new door of “freedom”. You are no longer chained by your parents’ commands and you now are responsible for making your own decisions. This could be very new to some of you. Temptations will be knocking at your door like never before. Your peers may pressure you to drink, smoke, party, have sex etc. I am here to tell you that you do NOT have to give into those temptations. You do not have to compromise your anointing to fit in with a crowd that you were made to stand out from.

Being drunk may be fun while you’re tipsy but the next day you’re having a hangover. Having sex may bring you a moment of pleasure but it can also bring you lifetime consequences.

I understand that you may want to experience college life and have fun in the process and it is possible. It is possible to have fun in college and maintain an outstanding GPA as well. Being a Christian does not mean you don’t have fun. You’re just enjoying a different type of fun, a joy that cannot be explained. See the joy you find in Jesus is permanent; with him you find everlasting life. The devil dresses up the world’s type of fun and makes it look appealing, but it’s only temporary.

Through God, hard work and dedication you will be able to succeed in college. Whenever you feel like you are not able to keep going just call on the Lord and ask him to see you through. With God there is nothing that you will not be able to handle.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. And yes this does include finals week!

Seek God first and all things will be given to you…this includes your degree.

Brea James is a junior mass communications major at Winthrop University a who also has a blog called Stepping Into Purpose which is designed to share inspiration,motivation and encouraging words to help other students find their purpose and to get closer to God.

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