“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2 ESV)
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NASB)
For most of our life leading up to college, many of our priorities are set for us. Parents and the government tell us we have to go to school. Our family traditions often dictated how we spent our free time. Occasionally children may have to prioritize between activities but often have a lot of help in doing so. College is really the first time that a person has to set their OWN priorities.
Will I go to class or sleep in? Which clubs and organizations will I join?
How will I spend money I make? How often will I come home to visit or call my parents? Should I stay in tonight and study or go out with friends?
The freedom that comes with these options also comes with great responsibility. As the students you know begin to set their own priorities in life, ask God to give them heavenly wisdom in doing so. Whether the decision is over whether to go to church on a Sunday morning or about how to spend the hour between lunch and class, pray that in all things they’d be able to seek choices that honor Christ and that they’d be able to do everything to His glory.