The Difficulty Of Being A Christian In College
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The Difficulty Of Being A Christian In College

No one said it was going to be easy, but no one said it was going to be this hard.

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The Difficulty Of Being A Christian In College
Savvi Avery

College: where you are basically thrown into adulthood, where the dependent have to become independent, and the sheltered become exposed. As if adjusting to a new life style isn't hard enough, being a Christian, and going through college seems next to impossible. Although being a follower of Jesus Christ is no easy task, it is a challenge, but it is one that is definitely worth it!

With there being so many people at one college, how are all of them supposed to know that you're a Christian? The answer is so simple, yet so difficult to carry out. Your actions alone should show that you hold a different standard and value.


Some might think being a Christian requires you to follow a bunch of rules that control your life and ones that don't allow you to have any fun! When in reality as a Christian you make the decision and strive to do what you know is right. God allows you to choose what you want to do, but you'll always suffer the consequences for your actions.

Throughout my first year of college, I witnessed more than a few people who claim they are followers of Jesus Christ and their lifestyle choices suddenly changed. Now, nobody is perfect, no Christian is perfect, we all have our faults, struggles, and temptations but as Christians we should have the desire to guard our hearts and protect our minds! College is where you go to get an education, but for some it's the place they go to "Live it Up". Drink all night and wake up with the worst hangover, sleep with whoever wherever because why not, and post their drinking binge on Snapchat to show the world how "cool" they are. When in reality they look pathetic and desperate for attention. Harsh? Maybe so, but I just don't understand how people can do exactly what they say they're against. Satan will try any tactic to bring you down and college is the perfect place to do so.

Those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but continue to fill their time with other things, have you thought about how it not only affects you but your brother and sisters in Christ? When you make a profession of faith and get baptized, you are making it public that you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior. When you choose to post that you're having a great time getting drunk with your friends do you realize you're portraying that Christians are hypocrites? "How?" may you ask, well simply by disobeying the law that is above you. Many are underage and aside from that getting plastered doesn't exactly portray your decision to follow Christ. It doesn't even have to be that extreme, it could be something as simple as not drinking but being around the people who do. That's an action, and you are sometimes guilty by association.

Again, this is merely my observation going through my first year of college. To say I was surprised would be a lie, and in this day and age I can see it only getting harder for young adults to stand their ground!

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