I’ve only been at college for three days and I already know that I’m going to need God’s help more than ever.
Of course, there’s the struggles of defeating temptations, getting through classes, getting along with people, but there’s also problems closer to our heart…finding a group of friends who support you and your beliefs, and finding a place where you belong.
I’ve found that’s much harder than finding my way around campus.
Granted, it’s only my third day, but something tells me that I’m going to find my closest friends in Christ. I’ve been praying fervently for God to bring me some close friends that I can talk to. Maybe He will provide me with some, maybe not.
I was a little discouraged when I went to a seminar on Keeping Your Faith in College. Out of a campus of over 40,000 people, there were seven people in that class. I looked around at my fellow Christians, and what did I see? People who were just as concerned about making friends as I was. And I wish I could reach out to people, and just speak my mind, but something holds me back every time. I think that they’ve got friends, I’m the odd man out. They’re just here to see what this is all about. They’re not really as concerned as I am.
I considered going to a Christian college, but I wanted to have the opportunities that my university has to offer in my career field. It’s certainly not the right or wrong choice for everyone. I hope I can find my place on this campus, one where I feel loved and accepted through faith in Christ.
For now, I ask humbly that you pray for me, as a large campus can make you feel so very alone at times, and I’m experiencing that already. Pray that I will make connections with my fellow Christians that will bring me lasting friendships.