The world will try to mold you... but
be determined to be the woman that GOD
desires for you to be!
3 Ways to Stand Firm in
Your Faith Through College
College. For many, it’s a time of learning, exploring, and growing. As a young woman considering attending college, you’re probably excited of visions for the future.
But what about your faith?
What do you see?
What do you focus on?
What really is "you" and not the world?
The world around you is busily going on as normal. Yet your world has stopped it seems. Overcome by fears that have taken root inside.
Why do we cling to these things?
Why do we not let them go?
Mom's are all so different.
They show they care in many ways
and most of those ways we shy away
from or ignore especially in our teen years.
They too were once experiencing life as a teen and often are trying to spare you from making many of the mistakes they made.
I know that I would never desire my 3 grown children to have gone through what I did growing up in an abusive home.
Looking for love...
we all need it. From our birth we are
held, cared for and protected.
We do not outgrow needing love.
We mature and seek that same love
and attention we had as a babe.
But where are we looking?
God said No.
A boundary was laid. Numerous more were laid after that. Each commandment He made was another boundary.
Even Satan was given boundaries that he was unable to break without special permission
Honor thy father and thy mother. Exodus 20:12
These are words most all of us know by heart.
The fifth commandment.
They are listed even before "thou shalt not murder."
For some of us, this commandment hasn't been all that rough. We had loving, godly parents. They sought God's Will in everything they did. They prayed for guidance in raising us. They showed us love in every way they knew how, and they genuinely wanted the best for us. We accepted that love, discipline, and guidance.
But for some of us, it's a different story.
Academics. In high school, I placed my identity in Academics. If I did not do so well on a test, my day was ruined and sometimes even my week. For the next month, I felt the pressure to do perfectly on every assignment possible. I was holding myself to unreasonable expectations.
Last month I wrote part 1, of "the fruits of the spirit."
Hey everyone! I'm so glad to be back!
The devil really attacked me last week! I had the worst case of carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand and wrist. The pain and numbness were unbelievable! I could not type or write. Thank you God for helping me get better. Now for the thoughts on my brain!
As I was getting ready for church, I reached for one of my favorite necklaces. It is a glass front pendant on a long chain. Inside are several tiny charms that float around. I smiled as I looked at my tiny treasures, a tiny nurses hat, an angel, a cross, a heart with mom written on it, a circle that has walk with God on it, and a diamond all float around against a piece that says blessed against the back.
I began to think about the people who gave me this beautiful gift.
Love to hear from you!
Emily Susanne has a full life as a college student and owner/blogger of fearfullywonderfullyme.com.
She dedicated her life to follow Jesus, encourage others, and write with passion. When she isn't covered in pen ink or lost in a book, Emily can be found obsessing over cats and donuts.
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I am first and foremost a Child of the Most High God, then the Farmer’s wife, and then a mommy. I have a passion for Christ, but also a passion for other women to have a passion for Christ. I've spent much time earning various degrees, and traveling the world on various medical missions. All of my hard work and the Lord’s guidance has led me to the best life possible I could never have imagined, living on a farm where life moves slow and simple. Visit me at: Grace Garden And Homestead
Piper is a college freshman majoring in Christian Education/Ministry Formation & Business/Economics in the hopes of being equipped to go into the ministry or mission field long term.