College is hard. Ummm, no one ever told me this.
Sometimes I think college is overrated.
I hate how our society prioritizes higher education. Like, if you can’t divide polynomials you’re a failure. More than anything, I hate how I prioritize it. I hate how I worry about it. I hate how I base my identity on something so short-lived as school.
“The devil loves it when we say we believe, then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God.”
The devil loves to use to use our priorities and our worries and expectations to drive us away from God.
I read an article recently talking about how we think approximately 70,000 thoughts in our lifetimes. Only 70,00o? And then I started wondering how many thoughts I’ve wasted. This isn’t meant to be a downer of a blog post, and if it is, I apologize.
However, this issue of worry (at least in my life) is something that someone recently pointed out to me. At first I was offended. In my mind I got all “who are you to think that I worry to much?”
It took me about three months to realize that I was trying to justify my worry. And then I felt stupid because what he was trying to tell me- in a loving way- is that God doesn’t want us to worry and that worry is a sin. Even now, I still struggle with this. Big time. Happiness isn’t found in living up to the expectations of others.
The difference is that I recognize it as the devil trying to tear me apart. And I can choose to succumb and listen or walk away.
Here’s what scripture says about worry:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
You are awesome. Don’t let anyone tell you anything differently. Regardless of what anyone else says. If you can’t divide polynomials, welcome to the club, I still think you’re cool. (I’m sure a lot of other people could care less too). There are bigger dreams out there worth chasing.
My friend Phil wrote an awesome blog post about what God expects of us as Christians, particularly Christian students. It’s a must read, if you’re a student of any kind.