4 Best Tips for Balancing School and Your Relationship with God

Life as a student can be super busy! Whether you’re in high school or college, student life is filled with an endless to-do list. From homework to projects, club meetings to hanging out with friends, even after-school jobs and sport practices, your free time can be limited.

Because of this, it can be hard to nurture your relationship with God. As a Christian student, the Lord wants you to do your very best at whatever you’re doing— studying, volunteering, playing a sport, anything and everything. However, He never wants you to put all of these things before spending time with Him.

So how can you as a student prioritize all of your responsibilities while also making time for Jesus?

Here are my — best tips on how to balance school and your relationship with God! Check them out below!

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22 Bible Verses for the Student

Your years as a student will be filled with many positive and negative experiences. You’ll have the good times and the bad, and there’s always much to learn— academic lessons and life lessons alike!

I didn’t like high school too much, but I personally loved college and consider it one of the best parts of my life so far. I definitely went through many trials and “growing pains” during my years in school, but of course there were good times as well.

Whether you’re a freshman just starting your classes and scared for the new world you’re about to enter, or you're an upperclassmen with your own set of challenges to face, students of all kinds could use some encouragement and motivation as you start a new year of school.

Looking to God is one of the best places to find comfort, guidance, peace, and encouragement during your high school and college years, and standing strong in your faith is so important as you go through your educational journey.

I’ve gathered a list of 22 Bible verses to encourage and help all the college students out there. Check them out below!

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How to Honor God as a College Student

When I started college back in 2014, it was one of the scariest yet most exciting times of my life. I was hesitant about the whole experience, not sure what to expect. I painted a picture of what I thought it could be and what the next four years would look like, but it turned out to be so much different than what I had imagined.

Isn’t that how life usually works?

For me personally, I loved college and it was truly one of the best parts of my life thus far. There is so much to learn, not just academically— life lessons, emotional growth, and everything in between!

But to say college was easy or every moment was fun would be a lie.

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Women of the Bible: 12 Encouraging Stories Every Christian Woman Should Read

I noticed recently how I had gotten out of the habit of reading my Bible everyday. It really affects me when I don’t regularly spend time with the Lord, and I could feel Him calling me back. But to be honest, I had gotten a little bored with my quiet time!

I hate to say that, but sometimes it happens. So I knew I needed to spark some interest in my quiet time once again!

That’s why I decided to put together a Bible study that sounded really interesting and encouraging to me: Woman of the Bible!

There are so many amazing stories in the Word about God using women for His glory and to carry out His plan. It’s so encouraging for me to read about these awesome ladies, and gives me confidence that God can use me for His good too!

Below I’ve outlined 13 encouraging stories that every Christian woman should read. I hope this Bible study idea will interest you like it does me, and give you encouragement as you follow along!

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15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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13 Prayers for Your Future Husband

Are you currently waiting on God to send you your future husband? In seasons of waiting, we can sometimes feel helpless and discouraged, especially when we’re really ready for what we know God’s going to bring us!

During my time of waiting on my current relationship, I remember getting a little impatient at times and wondering when God would decide the time was right to bring that special guy into my life. However, one of the things that brought me comfort was when I would pray for my future husband.

I didn’t know who he was, couldn't mention him by name, but that didn’t matter. God knew who he was, and my prayers were effective just the same!

If you’re in a season of waiting on the man God has for you, you can do the same thing! I encourage you to pray for your future husband and relationship, putting God at the center before anything even takes place. It’s one of the best ways to bring you peace and encouragement during a seemingly never-ending season!

Use the following 13 prayer ideas to help you pray over your future husband!

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How to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman

Have you ever struggled with the idea of being the perfect, Proverbs 31 woman?

In Proverbs 31:10-31, a detailed description is given about a “wife of noble character.” In these scriptures, many traits are listed that a Godly wife should possess, giving all Christian women a standard of character.

It can be easy to look at this list and feel inequivalent to the woman described in the passage of scripture, as well as a little overwhelmed by needing to live up to such a seemingly perfect person.

However, I don’t think God gave us these guidelines to make us feel bad about ourselves or discouraged. It’s quite the opposite! He gave us these guidelines to encourage us to be our best and show what our purpose as wives, mothers, sister, and friends can be in this world. And most importantly, give us a glimpse of who He can help us become!

Even if you aren’t married, all Christian women can learn something from the Proverbs 31 woman and apply her honorable traits to their lives, even in this modern day and time.

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11 Bible Verses About Friendship

One of my favorite things about life is the fact that I have wonderful people who I can call my friends. The blessing of friendship is a beautiful gift, and something that God has given us for many reasons!

Friendship isn’t always easy though, and when we’re feeling lost on how to handle certain situations involving our friends, or perhaps we just need encouragement, we can look to the Bible to learn Godly ways for handling friendships.

Below is outlined 11 bible verses all about friendship, from the type of people we should trust to how we should treat those in our inner circle, as well as the beautiful blessings friendship can bring to our lives! To learn all about it, dive in to the Scriptures below.

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13 Tips for Doing a Social Media Detox

In today’s world, I think it’s safe to say that social media is a huge part of most everyone’s lives. We use it to update our loved ones, meet new friends, keep up with the trends, learn new things, and so much more! It’s truly how we stay connected with the world.

Social media has a lot of positive uses and attributes, but it can also very easily take over our lives. We’ve all been there— mindlessly scrolling for hours, ignoring those around us as we read the next post, getting caught up in new drama. When social media begins to waste our time, negatively affect our mental health, and cause problems in our relationships, then it may just be time to do a detox.

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