Looking for love; trust God

By now campus is settling down from all of the registration pandemonium, and the freshmen along with upperclassmen are getting a feel of campus life.

Many people are meeting for the first time and emotions are starting to become established. Just during this first three weeks of school many people have already found that special someone with dozens of other relationships pending. Matchmaking is not just occurring on “the yard” but in every aspect of this campus.

Being a member of the band I have already observed that upperclassmen and even “crabs” have found someone to share this hectic Grambling life with. This is exactly what happened with two freshmen of the band. One freshman came from a very suburban style way of living and just didn’t seem to fit into the scheme of the “World Famed.”

With all of the commotion from registration and waking up at 5 a.m. for band practice, the freshmen were ready to give in and attend another school. This is the exact time that fellow freshmen from the band stepped in and encouraged the “crab” to stick with GSU. And now those two are inseparable. Some may feel that it is a coincidence, some see it as faith, but I believe that it was no one else but God.

I feel that sometimes He puts people in our life to push us that much further and to carry out His work. Everyone needs inspiration. I’m not talking about little flings that we all know is not going to last after homecoming, I’m talking about a genuine relationship that feels like God blessed personally.

In my personal belief, I feel that God has someone for all of us. Some may have met in high school and some may be the closes of friends and may be destined to be with each other but don’t realize it yet. While other students complain how they can’t find anyone, but I feel that if these students will just open their eyes I bet what they are looking for is right in front of them.

One thing that we have to make sure of is that we don’t mistake love with lust. This is one of the main reasons that many of us come into college single and leave with a family. This is a common mistake that we as college students make especially upon our freshmen year. We have to keep in mind that the devil is a liar and he will try everything in his might to lead us to make wrong decisions. Even though Jesus was a flawless man, the devil even tempted him with the power of lust and of course he was too Holy to give in.

We are not Jesus; we are college students with hormones housed all throughout our bodies. So we have to be that much stronger and strive to walk in His footsteps, especially when it comes to relationships. Not to steal quotes but we should take time to find someone we like past our minds, beyond our hearts, but in our soul and that’s only the place where love and God dwells. So if you have someone, make sure it’s someone that will help you grow spiritually.

If you are one of those who are still looking for love just relax, and the Lord will bless you when your life is ready for it.


Cedric Boyd is a junior mass comm. major from Daingerfield,Texas.