Monday, 25 August 2008
I'm sitting in my apartment, a week away from the first day of class (law school). This week is orientation week and to be honest, I am dreading it. I'm not as social of a person as I used to be and now I dread meeting new people, doing the "nice to meet you" dance with complete strangers. I've asked for God to get me to this point for a long time, but now that I'm here, I don't want to be here. It's selfish of me because I know that I need to do this but I just don't want to. This city is liberal and full of atheists and I just want to avoid all of that because it is a challenge to have your faith be analyzed and stripped apart before your eyes.
However, I've been praying for peace about this; I need peace from God about my interactions with non-believers. I'm anxious about it because it can be exhausting, trying to defend your faith to others who are adamant about why God doesn't exist.
I am definitely needing lots of prayer right now for changes in my life. God says that there is a time for everything, a season for changes in life so although I am not ready, I know that it's not on my strength that I rely; I need to rely on God for this season of change.
How do you adapt to change and challenging situations? Students, are you ready to go back to school?