College Parties

The party scene is very popular in college and the absence of parental guidance makes it even more enjoyable. In general, college parties, whether on or off campus, are accompanied by alcohol, ready-to-fornicate individuals, drugs (at times), and etc. I don’t even have to tell you that these environments are not spiritually conducive for a born-again believer because you know it yourself ladies. You don’t need to drink poison to see if it’s deadly, just like you don’t need to be in such environments to see if they’re dangerous.

image: the prospect

My university held pub nights every Thursday, a convenient event for students to de-stress and party as the week reached its end. Most students in the dorm where I lived attended it while I chose to stay back. Was it fun for me to be almost alone in the building? Absolutely not, I always felt left out and isolated. Nonetheless, I knew it was the best and wisest decision to take when weighing the potential dangers. 2 Timothy 2:21-22 says “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” If we want to be used for God’s kingdom then we must also make choices that ensure a pure life by fleeing the youthful lust; that’s why I preferred staying back in my room and occupy myself. People surely called me weird or other names but at least I could present myself blameless before the Lord in this area. Of course, not everytime we attend such parties do we get drunk, violated, or involved in altercations, yet we shouldn’t give the devil a foothold. The prophet Daniel in Babylon could have easily eaten meat sacrificed to idols like the others, however, he chose to keep himself pure (Daniel 1:8). No wonder God honored his obedience, used him for His purpose, and elevated him. Do we want to follow the multitude to sin or follow Jesus to glory?

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