Being A Christian In College
Start writing a post

Being A Christian In College

"I was blind but now I see" John 9:25

Being A Christian In College
Gospel Ramblings

Every day of my college career my faith has been tested. Do I pray before I eat or will people look at me funny? Do I join a Christian group on campus or will people see me differently because of it? Can I make it to church on Sunday or was I out to late at a party on Saturday? Constantly I am contemplating and worrying about how I'm going to please God as well as fit in.

Last year I took a huge plunge and became a founding sister to a Christian sorority that was coming to our campus. I took an even bigger dive when I became Vice President. I have to say though it was one of my best decisions I made in college. I became sisters who believed in the same beliefs as me, who didn't look at me funny when I needed to pray, and sisters who believed in me as well.

I remember FaceTiming my big one day at the beginning of the year. I remember that I was going through a pretty hard time, and asking her "can we please pray?" I remember her responding with "Storm, you never have to ask me to pray, we always can." I have prayed for her everyday since, I have prayed for myself every day since to be more like her when it came to my Christianity.

Yes, some of my sisters are stronger in their values and beliefs and some of them are not as strong as where I hold my values and beliefs. However no matter where we fall for the most part everyone is there for everyone. We are non-denominational so we all come from different backgrounds. Does that mean we can't be in a group all praising God together? Nope.

Maybe I am a senior in college, and I still have not found that "church family" for me yet. Maybe I do miss a Sunday because I was out too late, or maybe even I choose not to pray before dinner one night because I am eating with someone who is openly not a Christian. Does that make me a bad Christian? No. Does that make me a bad person? No. Do I struggle with being able to take a stance on my beliefs every day? Yes.

I attend a liberal arts school. One that is all about making everyone feel comfortable, and meet the needs of diversity. But sometimes or most of the time I feel as if they are so busy meeting those needs, that mine are not met. When I attempt to speak in class about the election, I am known as a "Majority White Christian." Just because I am of the majority, a lot of the times I am not taken seriously or I am told I am a racist or not including because I am of the majority.

In the Bible God says to not judge. To accept others, and to accept others who may be different then you. "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave no free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me


As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.


Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.


As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments