“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
College is difficult, there’s no doubt about that. There’s a flood of new things to try and no parental supervision, and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed or to make decisions that you later regret! With so many options, we often have trouble discerning what’s right and what’s wrong! Thank goodness we have the Bible, because it gives some pretty great advice! In Proverbs, we are reminded that the wisdom of those around us is a great resource! Even when our temptations seem unique, there’s usually someone who’s gone through something similar and has wisdom to share. So often God speaks to us through other people, so it’s important that we find those people and listen to God’s wisdom coming from them. There are a lot of temptations on and off campus, and usually they sound really, really appealing. Fortunately, God is also prevalent, and we know that His wisdom and love are so much greater than anything sin has to offer!
God, thank you for the incredible opportunity that is college! Help me to grow in discernment and wisdom, and to navigate through all of these temptations. Thank you for providing me with people who love you and are willing to share their experiences and your wisdom with me! In your name always, amen.