Because of the ceaseless conflict with Satan (and our own fleshly nature), it is our responsibility to stay grounded on the foundation which Christ has laid for us. Are we looking to Him to be the source of our strength or are we relying on our own power? Are we determining daily to stand firm against Satan's schemes, or do we cave to convenience?
College has always been (and always will be) awash with challenges and temptations. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either blind or deceitful. High stress, binge drinking, drug abuse, mental fatigue, promiscuity, and financial inducements can lead a naive kid to destruction. Even if you put your nose to the grindstone and focus entirely on your studies, you may find yourself idolizing your career and forgetting God somewhere along the way.
So how does one survive the testing ground of college?
"The only easy day was yesterday." - US Navy Seals.
When a soldier prepares for battle, he or she "suits up." They go through a process (usually the same process they've established each time) of putting each piece of gear in place---Undershirt, uniform shirt, pants, duty belt/gear belt, boots, bullet-proof vest, ammunition, helmet, and weapon(s). This process of preparation is vital, as each battle brings different challenges. A soldier must be in constant readiness.
I love a good discussion with a friend over a steaming cup of chai, but since I can’t gather all of you at a comfortable cafe, I’ll have to be content with this little corner of the Internet. I want to thank each and every person who has come to these coffee chats and commented.… Continue reading Coffee Chat 5 – What is your reason?
Have you ever lived in a spiritual desert? What was the key to survival? Leave a comment on the blog to encourage and uplift!