Messiah College: Character Analysis

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The strong Christian values fostered within Messiah College promote a healthy college experience as those values will become a continuous presence in my life. As a newly independent young adult, I will face a constant stream of tough decisions during college. No matter how strong-willed I think I am, if I lack the companionship of fellow Christians, I am susceptible to stray away from God’s light. As best said in 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’” I aspire to attend Messiah College to surround myself with Christian influences, including other people who share the same beliefs and principles that I wish to nurture in my own life. Non-Christian colleges lack the welcoming religious atmosphere that Messiah College has to offer. Messiah College will be my gateway to extending my…show more content…
In high school, I decided to learn guitar so I could create the music I had enjoyed listening to since childhood. I was never confident enough in my playing abilities to perform without a large group to hide in. That was until a small church asked me and my friend to lead a Sunday service that their pastor would be absent from. My friend and I decided that this would be a great opportunity to put our musical talents together to create a music based sermon. We dedicated many hours to prepare the music and scripture we would utilize during the service. I was nervous as I walked into an unfamiliar church to find an eager congregation waiting for our service to commence. I remember praying as I walked into the sanctuary, asking God to calm me and let the message be heard. It made me realize that if I wanted to spread the word of God through music, I had to face my fears by trusting God to lead my hands and voice to glorify His name. The risk I took became one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had, and I learned that when I go all in for God, He will never let me
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