8 Unquantifiable Things Every College Girl Needs More Of In Life

8 Unquantifiable Things Every College Girl Needs More Of In Life

I'm in a sorority, have all of the best clothes and the best friends, but I'm still missing something.
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Maybe you thought this article would be a list of all of the essential clothing items that college girls should be adding to their closets.

It actually is something even better, if that's even possible. Here are a few things I believe every college girl could use a little more of:

1. Faith

College is the first time when you get to make the decision for yourself about how much of a role you want your faith to play in your life. For a lot of us, it's a time where we fall off our "once committed" track of following Jesus, because if we're honest, it's easy to do. Little do we know, life in college could be so much more bearable if we spent a little more time having faith and a lot less time in doubt.

2. Patience

We, at this stage of our lives, have become so impatient. We want things to happen how we want them to happen and when we want them to happen. When it doesn't work out that way, we grow frustrated and often give up. If we only believed in God's ability to make things work in His timing, we would be far better off and could spend a lot less time worrying about what lies ahead.

3. Love

It's easy to love your best friends that you spend all of your time with in college, but what about those who are hard to love? Those who constantly seek conflict and drama or those who are significantly different than us? The world would be such a more pleasant place to live, work, and go to school if we all loved each other the way God created us.

4. Trust

Remember when you used to believe that God had a plan for each of us and that everything would work out the way it was meant to be? Well, guess what? That didn't change when you failed that biology test or got denied from your top grad school or got your heart broken by the boy you thought would love you forever. In those moments we need to have a little less panic and a whole lot more trust. It isn't easy, but God wrote the plans out for our lives before we took our first breath, so any tragedy you are currently facing can only pale in comparison to the joy you will face in the future according to God's plan.

5. Confidence

I don't know about you, but my self-confidence took a huge blow when I started college. I didn't realize it was possible to have so many beautiful, athletic, smart, Christian women in one place. College is a time for many of us where our self-confidence is at an all-time low, but it doesn't have to be that way. College should be a time where you truly find out who you are and who you were created to be, rather than living in constant comparison to those around you. God created you fearfully and wonderfully.

6. Passion

It is too often that I hear girls say that they picked a major because they "know that they will be successful" or "will make a lot of money". Of course those things are important, but if you can barely sit through a business economics lecture for 50 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, what makes you think that you can get out of bed excited to pursue that career for the rest of your working life? God wants us to find a major and career in which we can fulfill our purpose, thus something we are passionate about. We should wake up every day (maybe with the exception of days with 8 a.m.'s) feeling excited to learn and become better at what it is we want to do with our lives.

7. Perseverance

College is hard. There are going to be days when you beg your mom to let you drop out and pursue a job that doesn't require a degree, but it's important not to give up. It's important to remember that God doesn't give you more than you can handle and everything He puts in your path is for your best interest.

8. Joy

Life is short and college is even shorter. Enjoy your time at college–it's such a great place to learn and grow and be shaped into the person God created you to be.


So, can we all agree to live our college lives with a little less judgment, anxiety, fear, hate, and lack of faith, and a whole lot more joy, passion, confidence, and unwavering faith?


"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7


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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Don't Forget That Your Voice Matters

Once you find your voice, don't loose it!

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We all want to feel a sense of belonging, and that is why we have friends and family to surround ourselves with. However, sometimes we form our own opinion on a topic or we believe in something that not everyone else might agree with, which is completely normal to do. That is what makes us all different and perfect in the image of God. In the past year I have started to find what my voice is about and what my passion is about.

Growing up I was always the quiet soft spoken one in the classroom. At home I was raised to be obedient to my parents and so I did what I was told. Growing up, I was a people pleaser in my friend group, and I still struggle with that today because I didn't like to have the opinion that caused disruption within my friend group. I don't really get involved with the politics and the conversations that come with it because my parents never really pushed their beliefs on me growing up. When other people hear that I don't really have a strong stance they think it is wrong and that I should have a firm stance on what I agree with on how the government runs in my country.

Being involved in Cru, the campus ministry on my campus, has taught me so much about my faith and has even taught me how to share the Gospel with anyone including non believers of Christianity, which is important to me. Being able to grow in my faith over the past year and a half, God has shown me what He can do when I live confidently in him and what miraculous things He can do when He is glorified. He can use anything and turn it into something incredible. I have witnessed it and it has opened my eyes to what I am passionate about and that is sharing the word of God.

God gives those who believe in Him and in his son Jesus a spirit of God to be within us here on Earth. I believe that God does everything for a reason and He placed the people in my life that were involved with Cru last year and even now for a reason because I have been able to grow in sharing what I have a passion for and that voice in me is all in the glorification of God. I know that college students won't always agree with me if I share with them what I believe and tell them about the work that God has done in me and continues to do in my life, but He can use that in their life to hopefully change their story. I know that I have grown so much in voicing what matters to me and I give all my praise to my Heavenly Father.

In 1 Corinthians 2:9-3:3 it talks about what the spirit of God is and why God gave that to us. This is just one piece of scripture that touches on the Holy Spirit, but I pray that God will use what you are passionate about to do that in the glorification of Him because He gave that to you. If you haven't found your voice yet that is OK too, and I pray that He will reveal that to you.

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