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Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Lizy424, May 18, 2017.

  1. Lizy424

    Lizy424 New Member

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    Just curious. Im 17 and kind of deciding the next step to take with my life. I am a born again and seeking to stay on the narrow path. I'm just about finishing school.. I don't think I want to go to university like everyone else.. there's not much I desire from the world. And plus the bible says in Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Also we are not supposed to love the world nor the things in it... I really hate the way this world works trying to get everyone into the system.. Can we not just trust God by living in faith that he'll supply our daily needs? Or is that just me being lazy on my part.. I just feel it's so wordly.. stuff the gentiles seek.. are we not meant to be the light of the world ? But then again I could just keep Jesus as the priority in my heart & it may be a good opportunity to spread the gospel to people I come across. I just don't want to be like the world & come off the narrow path.. I don't want a luxurious life anyway
     
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  2. tstor

    tstor Where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

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    Have you considered a Christian university?
     
  3. JayW

    JayW Well-Known Member

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    God provides our daily needs by giving us the means to procure them. Jesus won't show up at your front door with a bag of groceries.
     
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  4. FrankDux

    FrankDux Active Member

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    Always found it interesting that " Wide is the path ( ne-bu-ru ) and narrow is the gate " is taken from a copy of the so-called Gilgamesh epic
     
  5. Saint Beloved

    Saint Beloved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bless you, stay true to you :)

    The path that Jesus made is narrow but not impossible like some of us can make it out to be. Making it narrow for yourself is one thing but when others make it narrower for you, that's rough!
    Stick close to the gospel in these next few years especially till you hit the 30's if you can it gets a little easier to navigate from there!

    God bless you!
     
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  6. Albion

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    ...or some sort of work with the less fortunate among us. That wouldn't require a college degree but would be Godly and very much needed.
     
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  7. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon CF Senior Ambassador

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    Hi; it's good to be driven by abiding interest in the Scriptures and prayer and the regular fellowship of other with the same interests.

    That being said, other ppl might have their subjective ideas about what you ought to like and dislike; and these ideas might not be based necessarily on the Scriptures but on their own arbitrary likes and dislikes. Romans 14 is a great chapter about Christian liberty.

    John's First Epistle has as a major theme the idea of walking in the light as the Lord Jesus is in the light.
     
  8. tstor

    tstor Where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

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    Of course. However, I got the impression from reading the post that he wanted to pursue an education without running the risk of being wordly.
     
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  9. RaymondG

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    I would consider moving to the Himalayas and becoming a cave hermit. Just you God and darkness.......No worldly gentiles for thousands of miles.
     
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  10. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    Hi
    You don't have to have all the answers yet. Take your time. Just remember, when the going gets tough, God will be there to help. Try to stay close, if you can. Good luck on your journey.
     
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  11. Mr. O

    Mr. O Psalms 46:10

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    Lizy, welcome to Christian Forums. God bless you and keep you in His loving arms. May His Holy Spirit reveal your spiritual gifts to you; and lead you in your walk with Jesus so you shine the light of Christ in all that you do. May God's will be done. In that name of Jesus. Amen

    Read about the Parable of the Wedding Feast:
    Matthew 22:14 — For many are called, but few are chosen.​
     
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  12. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    This is a teaching in the Bible that many Christians either overlook or deliberately ignore.

    No, you probably can't. Sorry for my pessimism but God often uses people to help His people but what if God runs out of good people to use? Sadly, it happens a lot out of the growing coldness of people, there's less and less people God can use

    I think you should go to the university.... The knowledge you gain is invaluable. You don't always have to use your degree to enrich yourself. You can still use that knowledge to make a difference while still living very modestly.
     
  13. Lizy424

    Lizy424 New Member

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    No I dont know of any where I live but I'll look into it
     
  14. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    I took longer than most to mature then. I'm still figuring things out now. :)
     
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  15. Saint Beloved

    Saint Beloved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Me too, Bro, me too.
     
  16. Lizy424

    Lizy424 New Member

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    Yeah I get that but I mean I don't think we have to go as far as the gentiles do to get what we need. They don't consider God at all.. thats why they work so hard depending on themselves . Small jobs perhaps can be enough ?
     
  17. Lizy424

    Lizy424 New Member

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    Okay thanks! :) God bless you too!
     
  18. JayW

    JayW Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps. That depends on you.
     
  19. Saint Beloved

    Saint Beloved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Paul tells us to learn to be content with a little or a lot.
    If God blesses you with a well paid full time job I wouldn't snub it. Equally if He provided a part time with minimum wage I wouldn't complain (try not to anyway) or strike over it.
     
  20. Lizy424

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    Yeah thats the type of stuff I wanna do :) I want to be fruitful for the kingdom of God not for the world.. I think that'll be a good idea
     
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