Posts tagged college life
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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A Prayer for Depression

In today’s world, we all face troubles, fighting numerous battles that can make the day-to-day more difficult than we would like.

Some battles are fought in the open, physically and for all to see. But other battles are more internal, sometimes never being known or acknowledged by others around us.

Mental health problems are a huge crisis today, with illnesses such as anxiety and depression debilitating countless people. Some may think that Christians wouldn’t have to deal with these battles, but it is far from the case.

The body of Christ is being hit with the same mental struggles as non-Christians and the result is saddening.

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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4 Bullet Journal Spreads to Grow Your Faith

When it comes to my faith, I love to incorporate it into every part of my life— even the small things! Making posts about it on social media, using room decor adorned with bible verses, a faith-inspired wallpaper for my phone, and more!

I think it’s so important to remember the Lord in even the seemingly unimportant things in life. Not only as worship to Him, but also as extra encouragement and chances to grow in our faith!

One of the recent areas that I’ve started incorporating my walk with the Lord is my bullet journal.

If you’re creative and organized like me, bullet journaling is the perfect artistic outlet that also serves a very practical purpose! There are so many different ways to use a bullet journal through various page layouts called “spreads.”

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15 Day Self Care Challenge

This fall season has been a time of growth for me. Because of this, I’ve realized that a huge part of personal growth includes self-care!

Self-care has gotten a lot of recognition lately and, as Christians, I think it’s important for us to recognize the importance of it. However, we need to do it in the right way.

Changing your routine to revolve all around us and our needs is definitely not what followers of Jesus should be doing, even though that’s what a lot of the world would tell us.

We must learn to break through what the worldly view of self-care means, and figure out how God would want us to take care of ourselves.

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Healthy Night Time Routine for Over Thinkers: Get Better Sleep

If you’re like me, the biggest thing that prevents you from a good night’s rest is your mind!

Swirling thoughts, crazy ideas, silly what-ifs, and replays of the day’s events all bang around together up there like a ball in a pinball machine, making it really hard to relax and go to sleep. Sound familiar?

It’s all apart of our brain trying to process the day and catalogue it away in our memory. But, boy, can it make it difficult to fall asleep on time!

As much as biology plays a part in this, I also think it’s a way the devil tries to get us down and mess with us. Overthinking and racing thoughts are just a couple of the mechanisms the enemy uses to destroy our peace. And what a better time to do it than when we’re lying in bed!

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4 Steps to Forgive Those Who've Hurt You

Forgiveness can be a sticky, tricky thing.

We know we should.. But we don’t always know how.

We know we need to.. But we don’t always want to.

It can be so hard to completely forgive someone who’s hurt us or done us wrong in some way. Our human nature doesn’t want to let go so easily!

Can you relate??

I definitely can! Growing up, I had a couple of friends who did me wrong. I found out they were talking about me behind my back, making me look bad to others, and one even eventually dropped me with no explanation.

Like seriously blocked me on all social media, stopped returning my texts, and basically never talked to me ever again! Harsh right?

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