At the moment, its looking very possible that next year in college instead of living in an Honors College dorm; I may be living off campus. The catch is that the three guys I would be living with are all heavy partiers to put it mildly. To be more blunt, one of them dealt drugs in high school, and all three of them do drugs at least every other week in college [and are of course heavy drinkers]. Sometimes I’m invited to go to like a monday or tuesday party with them…
That being said, one of them in particular said he wants God back in his life (who I thought was an atheist). I know one of them is a “Christian”, and dont know about the 3rd guy. But the upfront reason they want me to live with them is basically they know Id be a good influence on them. They’re like: u can help us study, since we have a lot of the same classes; and keep us in line. They said, “yeah, thats what we’d get out of it… I don’t know what you’d be getting out of it”. Obviously I look at it as a very challenging opportunity to help my brothers and spread the truth of Jesus Christ and his Church.
Im about 70-30 for living with them atm. If nothing else, if I don’t bring any of them closer to God, I feel at least I can keep them alive. That is a serious concern for me atm, one of them has gone to the hospital for alcohol poisoning, and has woken up numerous times and didnt know where he was. Like a month ago they started reaching out to me, basically bc they’ve alienated a lot of ppl at college, and have basically isolated themselves to a very small crowd of ppl (who are all just as screwed up as they are).
In prayer yesterday I felt the Lord calling me to: 1. Go to a non-denominational retreat over the summer, which basically teaches u how to go into ministry for the Lord. And they truly are nondenominational, they’re fine with helping Baptists or
2. Live with these clowns next year.
Even growing in my faith over the entire summer, I understand I won’t be able to convert my friends. But, if the Lord chooses to use me as his instrument in the world, then of course I have faith that they will come to Christ.
So, is this crazy? playing with fire or temptation? am I doomed to failure?
Or, is this the work of God? should I try to be a light for these poor souls who are clouded in darkness?
Thanks for ur thoughts in advance,