Day Ten: How important you think education is
As a lifelong bookworm and aspiring writer, I believe education is a very important part of life. I believe that both formal education and informal education can enrich our minds to help us become more intelligent, well rounded human beings. God gave us a brain for a reason, and I believe it’s our job to be good stewards of it, making the most of each opportunity to learn and become better equipped to serve our Lord and Savior.
Many Christians have become critical of education (particularly colleges) in recent years, due to increasing secularism in school curriculums, but I do not believe that education itself is to blame for this. True knowledge will always lead us back to knowledge and as Christians, it’s our job to answer through a Biblical lens the age-old-question—what is truth?
Some of us have had the opportunity to go to Christian schools and colleges and I think it’s awesome that option exists. Due to the great minds of many believers collaborating for the purpose of creating a Christ-centered Christian learning environment, there are many fine and prestigious Christian schools available to us. Others of us, have landed in secular schools. While this is definitely the much more difficult option (I was at a secular school last semester for the first time in my life), God can use us even in those situations. Wherever we are, it’s important that we always work hard and glorify God as we strive to make the most of the brain that God has given us.
We also need to, in the midst of pursuing an education, make sure we’re well rounded. It can be all too easy to center your life completely around schoolwork, which I believe is unhealthy and unbalanced approach. School is important, but so are family, friends, and faith. Those things should always come first for us, no matter how demanding the school we attend is. We need to be sure to set aside time in our day for other things besides just school in order to live healthy and balanced lives.
How about you? What are your thoughts about education? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below!
Day 24…What attracts you (In love)
- A strong faith-This is absolutely essential. The number one thing that I find attractive in a guy is a rock-solid Christian faith; someone who knows God’s Word and puts Jesus first in his life. Bonus points if they enjoy conversations about faith-related matters.
- Good values-Another essential. By good values, I mean law-abiding (God’s law and civil law), clean cut, and respectful. For me to have even the slightest amount of interest in a guy, he has to be a gentleman. Basically, this can be summed up in the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Furthermore, the guy has to see me as an equal with my own personality, hopes, and dreams, and respect my desire to have a career.
- Considers the feelings of others-This means someone who is sensitive to the feelings of others (even those who aren’t in their company) and an all-around compassionate person. A lack of empathy is honestly one of my biggest turn-offs, as it speaks volumes about their character (Or lack thereof). I’m attracted to guys who are kind, courteous, and civil towards others; even those whom he disagrees with.
- Depth-Because I absolutely love discussing life, depth is something that I’m drawn to. I love when someone can shed new light on something or get me to look at an issue from a different perspective. The guy does not have to be an extravert, but he does have to enjoy conversation and be able to handle my random musings on life. I believe being able to converse and enjoy each other’s company is essential to any relationship.
- Common intersts-I always find it cool when someone I like shares my interests. C.S. Lewis says “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” For me, the same applies for guys I’m attracted to. This could mean similarities in hobbies, personality, or the way we see the world. Obviously there have to be some differences (After all, you can’t very well have an interesting conversation with someone who is identical to you), but overall, I tend to gravitate towards people who I can relate to.
How about you? What do you believe are important qualities in a person? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!