A Test of Faith
Updated: Dec 10, 2018
Growing up in a household that was prayer warrior driven has guided my spiritual walk up until I entered university. See the difference between being at home and being in college was the option of going to church. I was being told when to pray or go to bible study, or even when to fast back at home. I am on my own now, and I had the option to bring forth the lessons I learned from home or begin my own solid foundation with Christ. Never thought my faith could be tested and be broken down just to start my foundation with Christ. I quickly learned that my friends’ walk was not my walk nor was their life my life. I was different. I could go out to a party, meanwhile everyone is having a good time, but there’s a voice asking, “What are you truly gaining here?” Do not get me wrong. Having fun in college is great, but let us try this simple equation. Bare minimum studying + extracurricular activities + party every weekend – sometime Sunday service = A Conflicted Spirit. That is what most of us college students are faced with daily. We get so caught up in the “enjoying college” phase we lose sight of the end goal, which is to graduate.
Our faith gets tested the most because we make God an option. It was optional for me to pray, go to church, and read the bible. God made it optional for me to figure out my way back to him. At one point I was broken. I wanted to give up. Every college kid at one point has said, “Why am I even in school”. You can say I surpassed that phased. However, my God is a forgiven God that never made me an option. He was waited for me, worked with me, and fought for me to understand my purpose in life and what he was doing with me. I am better, and most importantly happy because I can feel the Lord working. There is still work to be done on my foundation, but I have a Solid Rock that will not waver and can not be moved. “For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s Glory. But if we are to share his Glory, we must also share his suffering.” Romans 8: 16-17
- Sis Dolapo Aliyu