College Roommates

Okay, so anyone who has ever been in a dorm will understand, having a roommate is hard. Even those who live with brothers or sisters will understand that it is hard to deal with. I have this roommate, for privacy sake, lets call her Allison. So, Allison isn’t super weird, she doesn’t watch me while I sleep or anything, but she doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “Privacy”. She has no sense of boundaries, and she is just an all around dumb person. It’s like she has no common sense at all, and that really bothers me because it’s like dealing with stupidity, and I cannot deal with stupidity.

I wasn’t planning on adding any kind of bible verse because I didn’t think it was necessary, but God plays a big role, and I want to use a verse to keep me calm and help me to persevere through just another challenge in my life.

“Consider it pure joy brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance  finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1: 2-5.

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Broke

Anybody, who has ever had to live paycheck to paycheck can understand the meaning of the word broke. I am a broke college student. Living away from home, and doing as much as physically possible to make enough money to last me more than a couple weeks at a time, at the same time trying to keep organized. Through all of this I have to stop and think, did I take enough time for my family, for my boyfriend, and for God? God plays a big role in my life, but I’m not someone who throws religion in other peoples’ faces. Its just something that I personally believe is an important thing. cw3

I have been working on changing my life more for God. So to start, I’d like to start with Jeremiah 24:6-7,

“My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

Personally I never really knew what this scripture was about. I would try time and time again to read my Bible, but throughout high school, fitting in was all I ever cared about. That was until my loving boyfriend helped me find my way again. And I can never thank God enough for sending him to me. Without God’s guidance I would never have gone to my University and I would have never majored in Nursing. I would just be one of many lost souls trying to find her way in this world. But with the help of my boyfriend, like I said, I have returned to Him with all my heart. Just as the scripture states. Its hard sometimes, being a college student and trying to balance homework, a social life, a relationship with your family AND your boyfriend, and finally keeping a relationship with God as well. And sometimes we just don’t feel like we do a very good job at keeping that relationship with Him. We are a little broke when we don’t lean on Him and talk to Him when things get tough. Kinda like when we have no money for gas, or food, or just a trinket that looks pretty, we are broke. But, if we believe in God, he will provide.