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« on: May 01, 2004, 05:41:28 PM »

Iím really getting that urge to go soul searching. I guess it is pretty common for most 20 year old college students. But, I really donít have this strong focus in school, and without a goal, it gets dull. I know what I like, but I donít know what I want to do. So, Iíve been thinking a lot lately about a backpacking across Europe/biking across Africa kind of thing. That is what my older cousin did. He just took a year off and went to English, came back, went to school, and now, in the next month, he will graduate Grad school and become on official Attorney.

Anyways, Iíve just been feeling that college isnít for me it this moment in time. I donít know what I want to do. Just pray for me, pray that if it is Godís desire I have, that I will be set on the right path soon, and if it isnít Godís desire, that I will forget about it.

It is Finals week, next week, maybe I an just upset over that. But, for the past month or 2, I have feel a discomfort with school Iíve never felt before. Iím a Freshman in college, maybe I need a break from school. This is like my 13th year and all, maybe I need a little change of pace. But, Iíve never been a fan of school. What do you guys think? All of your College grads, did you ever feel this way? It is a finals-week kind of thing, or what? I donít know guys, just pray for me, pray God guilds me and leads me. Pray he sets me on the right path.

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 07:45:26 PM »

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto thee..."

It's a walk daily with the Almighty--we never know when we will meet our Maker.  So it's a good idea not trying to map out our lives--they aren't ours to begin with, anyway.

Nothing wrong with academics, though knowledge doth puffeth up.

Man's last domain that he has never conquered, is how to get along with each other.  Going to Europe or elsewhere won't help you there one iota.  "Though I give my body to be burned, and hath not What?--hath not love--I am but a clanging cymbal.

When we start to look about us for ways to demonstrate that Love that He has shown us, I suspect we'll pretty much know exactly what next to do, or what we should or need to be doing, at any given moment--even if it's just taking out the garbage, or calling on someone, or helping out...

   
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 11:52:13 PM »

Hey there tibby.

My sisters have gone through similar experiences. They're both in college and I'm headed that way too. I dont really know my sisters' feelings on college related experiences but I can emphathize on how it can feel to be lost.

I've been lost in a lot of things. Sometimes I just find myself sitting somewhere idle...knowing what I like, what I can do....but not knowing what I should do. It seems like you're going through a similar hardship. You are already on the right path brother. If you follow Jesus, the spirit is already guiding you. Pray to God that you can trust Him for what he is doing in your life. God is with you Chris. We will be praying.

"the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:26-27

For many of us out there, this is something we should meditate on.

God, be with us all. May I be constantly reminded that your presence is around me and in me. May it be that I sense the peace you promised me, Jesus. May I be troubled no more and fear no more. I praise You and thank You for Your endless love. I constantly sin, but you constantly forgive. I want you to guide me through Your spirit in accordance to your will.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 10:38:42 PM »



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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 12:40:38 PM »

Thanks Felix.

I'm feeling a little better, with only 2 more tests to go, and the past 2 days having no school of any kind, I've been able to drink harm tea, late in a hammock, and relax. It has really helped me out, just winding down. And I'm sure prayers of the saints helped me too. Thanks guys!

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 02:49:41 PM »

Still praying for you Tibby!  I was just looking through a magazine I have here at home.  There was an article about how some colleges can be very anti-christian.  How have you found that to be?  Have you ever considered a Christian College?  Just wondering.  I have 4 boys and would love to encourage them to go to Christian Colleges.  I know the closer I get to the Lord the more I just talk about him in everyday conversation.  He is so much a part of each day.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 05:23:07 PM »

I havenít found that to be the case. Some colleges are heathenistic, yes, but none in my area are really ďAnti-Christian.Ē Of course, this is TexasÖ Smiley

I was thinking about full time Seminary (Iím part time now) But a lot of the good schools in my state are pretty liberal. The Bishop just sent one of my best friends the Nebraska to get his training, just to avoid to Liberalism! If I wanted to go the Christian route, my only option are Liberal Catholic, Episcopalian and Methodist school, or Conservative but anti-Catholic and anti-charismatic Baptists schools. Of course, there is always Christ for the Nations Institute or Teen Maniaís Honor Academy, but they are more like Christian Trade-schools then Colleges. But, your boy's might enjoy going to one of them if they arn't sure what they want to do by the time they are out of High School. Iíd love to go to a Christian College, but in Texas, a Conservative, Charismatic Catholic boyís options are pretty limited. Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 09:00:34 AM »

Great! Thanks very much Tibby for the information!
Good Luck and I'll keep praying for you!
In His Love,
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2004, 10:18:17 PM »

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or Conservative but anti-Catholic and anti-charismatic Baptists schools.
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Brother Mr. Tibbs Ė Iíve been away for a couple of weeks, so Iíve been unable to make your life more miserable.  Smiley (Just kidding.)

Your statement above is just not true.  There you go again.  Lumping all conservatives as anti-Catholic and all Baptists as anti-charismatic is beneath your intelligence.  Arenít they supposed to teach you how to think in college?   Huh

Anyhow Ė I popped in to give you a non-denominational, very-charismatic, somewhat-Baptist, and most importantly Ė a Praise the Lord prayer for your ďIím-20-and-donít-know-what-to-do-nextĒ prayer request.  

Heís watching out for you brother.  Between His loving hand and C-Unite prayer Ė you canít go wrong!

Love you in Christ,
JN

PS:  Have you thought about Oral Robertís University??  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Grin  Grin  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2004, 08:37:39 PM »

GBY Tibby... just make sure that whatever path you choose, it is the one God wants. He wants and expects us to "step-out" and surely when we goof up He will let us know. As long as your focus and goal is God's righteousness, He'll pilot your boat safely to a good port. Happy sailing! You're in my prayers,

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2004, 01:42:45 AM »

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or Conservative but anti-Catholic and anti-charismatic Baptists schools.
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Brother Mr. Tibbs Ė Iíve been away for a couple of weeks, so Iíve been unable to make your life more miserable.  Smiley (Just kidding.)

Your statement above is just not true.  There you go again.  Lumping all conservatives as anti-Catholic and all Baptists as anti-charismatic is beneath your intelligence.  Arenít they supposed to teach you how to think in college?   Huh

Lets read it in context, to see what I really meant:

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this is TexasÖ my only option are Liberal Catholic, Episcopalian and Methodist school, or Conservative but anti-Catholic and anti-charismatic Baptists schools

I was referring to the Christian School situation in Texas.
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Anyhow Ė I popped in to give you a non-denominational, very-charismatic, somewhat-Baptist, and most importantly Ė a Praise the Lord prayer for your ďIím-20-and-donít-know-what-to-do-nextĒ prayer request.  

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Heís watching out for you brother.  Between His loving hand and C-Unite prayer Ė you canít go wrong!

Love you in Christ,
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PS:  Have you thought about Oral Robertís University??  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Grin  Grin  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

Yeah, for grad school, if I choose to go to law School. However, my Cousin went to Tulane, and I might consider going their, closer to home, and plus it is the only school in America that teaches Napoleonic Law, if I want to consider international law. Plus, with family as Alumi, I might get a good offer. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2004, 05:52:34 AM »

Tibby, maybe its time to change religions again Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2004, 11:48:00 AM »

Yeah, Christianity is getting old. Maybe I should become one of whatever you are, BL. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2004, 12:18:32 AM »

Same here!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2004, 06:47:25 AM »

Lord, let Your peace and power reign here... in Christ, amen

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