Leading up to the time when I get to release Freshman 15, I wanted to provide you a snippet every day for 15 days at 15:00 in the afternoon.  The book will be available for $15.  Do you catch a theme?  Here’s a snippet from Chapter 1: The One Thing:

Many college students treat their spiritual life like a compartmentalized doggie box.  You have your relationships in this big section.  In the side section, you have your college major.  Your leisure time is in another compartment.  You finish off your box with a side of Jesus, and life as you know it is great.

It’s great as long as everything stays in its proper place.  You probably are aware of Jesus’ reputation that he likes to try to move into other sections, but you are making your best attempts at keeping him at bay.  You love Jesus.  When you need Jesus, you call on him.  In reality, he is a part of your life, and you don’t intend him to be anymore than that.

There’s just one problem: Christ was never meant to be a part of your life.  He is your life (Col. 3:4).  He desires to take every compartment of your life and mix it together into one gigantic casserole where he has reign over every area.  If you truly desire him to be your one thing in college, you give him complete freedom to do as he wishes in your life.  Your time, relationships, school work, activities, date life, religious activities, and everything else you can think of comes under his influence.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.