Not of this World.

So, since coming back to school I’ve started to feel a bit lost. I love having fun and hanging out with my friends, but I also like to wake up the next morning with no regrets.

In college, drinking and getting wasted is the thing to do. There are so many people whose sole purpose on a Friday night is to get obliterated and damage their liver. But, as a Christian who wants to live a Godly life it’s so hard to not want to have fun like your peers. 

Last night while all my friends were drinking I decided not to. I told them up front that I didn’t want any alcohol and insisted on only drinking lemonade. The crazy thing was I got made fun of for it! I was considered the “prude” of the group. Here’s the craziest part -all of us were Christians . (Some people might say that my friends aren’t, but since I’m not God I’m not gonna speak for Him. We’ve all fallen short.)

This confused me because as part of the body of Christ we are called to hold each other accountable, but instead I was made fun of. 

Sometimes doing what God says and following His law is not popular or easy. You’ll definitely have to make some sacrifices along the way. But you’ll wake up the next day knowing that you are following in what the Lord wants and asks of you. And I’m telling you, it’s a reward that has no competition . 

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