I am finishing up my second year at university and while I have recently come back to the Lord and engaging with his Word daily, it feels like a constant uphill struggle to be authentically me in front of people or during school discussions because it feels as though my more conservative viewpoints are shunned in the academic setting. How can I stay true to my belief in God and the morals I want to uphold, be a good Christian example, and still excel in school when the students are often indoctrinated into an ethical subjectivity mindset and are actually praised for it and this is considered the "right" thing by the institution. I recall Roman 12 and Paul talking about not conforming to the world. Where I struggle most is how to then still move through my day and life, without the conformation, and not hurt people, burn bridges, or seem too "high and mighty". Where can I find help in this facet of my life?
Would you help me to understand how this applies to me, personally. It comes from psalms 34:10. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger but they that seek the Lord shall lack no good thing. I say personally because I lived in new yours and attended a church who showed me unconditional love during a time when my husband abandoned me and I was homeless. They loved me so hard that it changed me and drew me closer to God. I then moved to Chicago and was a part of a church that always said they loved me but they never talk with me, I would reach out and get no replies. But they loved me and although I hold no negative feelings, I was told by the pastor that the love I received preciously at the other church was situational and because of that season of my life. I refused to accept that because the love of God is ever present thanks to Jesus and God, my Papa. QUESTION:Do you believe this to be true what that Pastor said to me? I couldn’t find any script support his claim. And it kind of hurt me to the point where I was strained to think that living her in Chicago I will never see that kind of live again from other believers. I’ve been in Chicago for 3 years. And born and raised in New York where people kind of love me better from my experience and allow me to show them love without shutting me out.