Hello dear one,
I had been very quiet for a while but I thought I'd drop a line or two about this topic. Occasionally we may find that in deciding to step out boldly in faith and following God through his son Jesus Christ, the world is quick to mock. They may call you foolish for believing in the unseen, they may laugh at you for refusing to participate in the things you used to do together, you may even find people "spitting" in your face because you chose to make God's work priority over you degree/career path. But DO NOT LET GO!
Remember James 4:4 in all your endeavours for it is written :Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (KJV)
Meditate on Matthew 5:11 which says: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (KJV)
Luke 6:22 even further encourages us with more words from the Lord: Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Above all things, remember that the goal for all children of God believers and non believers, SHOULD be to make heaven, although this generation often forget that we have a maker, a father, a comforter, a redeemer, a friend, who died to set us free.
As one who hopes to one day be called to spend eternity with the Maker himself in communion with the Angels; remember Matthew 6: 19-21 and let your actions, words, and thoughts be to the glory of him alone:
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.