The new church I go to is awesome! I love how the pastor can relate us as college students & how he encourages honesty. He knows that students in the church are struggling with whether or not they should sleep around, go clubbing, get drunk, or hang out with people they don’t even really feel comfortable hanging with.
At my old church on campus, we would never speak of this. It’s too shameful and of course we were so “holy” the pastor didn’t have to worry about us doing any of this. I felt as if it was fake. There were so many times I just wanted to talk about it or ask “WHY shouldn’t I do it?” but I knew that it wasn’t a subject they wanted to talk about.
I went to church this morning struggling. Yes, I am struggling again. Pastor mentioned that we can’t keep sinning like this because when we do, we are in a place of darkness and God isn’t darkness. You won’t find him there but he is still calling you out of it. God has chosen us to come out of this.
I really to say that I won’t go clubbing for my 18th birthday, I won’t drink, I won’t join a secular sorority, & that I won’t lose my virginity but I know I need help with all of that. I need help through this because it’s tempting even when I know what’s right.