Hey, What’s your Major? Political Science, Biology, Communications? How many hours do you spend study, practicing, or preparing? What are your future goals?… I think you know where I’m going with this.
During our college career there are many thing that demand our focus. Things that hold weight, and add a lot of pressure. I get it. I’m in the same boat. We stress about getting good grades, making sure our extracurricular activities build a good resume…you know, things pertaining to our future. With that being said, we’re in the wrong major.
Breathe. It’s never too late to change it.
Our first, most prevalent priority is GOD, therefore HE should be our major. Education comes second.
Now, I’m not saying to throw your whole degree out of the window. I’m just saying, to reach our career goals we tend “go ham”! I mean, how many hours do you spend studying? Well, if you follow the Penn State motto and study three hours per credit, and take the minimum 12 credits per semester that would be 36 hours of studying a week! Sometimes even more during finals week!
Here’s what I am saying. Do you remember during Student Orientation, they asked what you do with the rest of your time? I believe the 100+ hours left in the week should be dedicated to spending time with the Creator. Imagine, a week in Heaven is better than a year in your desired career goal, but we hardly spend time studying God’s word. Even more so, we’re being tested every day in the spiritual realm. I believe it’s important to be more prepared.
You’re probably wondering how do I even study God’s word? Where do I find the time? Let me see if I can help.
We’ve heard different people tend to have different studying habits, and people prefer different study methods. The same goes for studying the Bible. There are many ways to study God’s word. Here are some methods that can give you a start:
- YouTube Channels- Here are some YouTubers that I suggest: ChaseGodtv, TheAnimaSeries, Jefferson Bethke, and The Bible Project.
- The Bible App Has Reading Plans: They can either be topical (e.g. Sex, Addiction, Dating) , Devotional, Partial Bible, or Whole Bible.
- Old School- Pick a chapter, or topic relevant to you and study it.
- Bible Study Groups on Campus- Find one that’s right for you. Not because it sugar codes the message, and makes you feel saved, but because you are learning and feel yourself growing spiritually. (Check out Adventist Campus Ministries!)
If you have not started already, or if you’ve tried to make time, but it hasn’t worked in your favor try making a schedule or building a regimen that you can stick to. I’ll give you a sneak peek into mine, just to give you an idea.
Mornings – 6 AM : 3 Songs, Bible Passage, and Prayer
Lunch – 1 PM : Youtube Videos
Before I Go to Bed : 3 songs, The Bible App, and Prayer
Starting out will not be easy, but it will be worth it. Yes, we have goals to reach down here on Earth, but we know it’s not our final destination. It’s time to officially declare God as our Major and Education as our Minor. See you at graduation!
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