I really should be Studying right now…

             Back in grade 12, when I had to decide where to go for university, I was facing the hardest decision I had to take in my life yet (I know might seem silly)!Stay home and commute for 2 hours one way to the closest university or move out and be on my own for the first time in my life. A lot of young people face the same dilemma but it’s a completely different story when you’re coptic. Moving out meant that I have to figure out a way to get to church every Sunday by myself. I have to remind myself to fast and stick to it, in a dinning hall where the only edible thing is a pepperoni Pizza. I’ll have to maintain my prayer and bible reading habits in an environment where barley anyone else does.

I prayed long and hard about it and finally  I decided to move out. First year: I was in an all girls dorm and I managed to make some friends. However no matter how a coptic person attempts to blend in an environment, we usually stick out. soon enough my friends started asking me about why I don’t do this or that. They also were confused about why I never come out of my room on Saturday nights (I usually would sing Tasbeha in my room) or why I am only vegan at certain times in the year. I am not saying that my friends were all about party and drinking, matter of fact, they were all practicing christians but everyone wanted a little of the “college experience”.  I wish the story just ended here and Jesus decided to take me to him as a tasbeha-loving-bible-preaching-girl, but it didn’t.  It’s a struggle!  I am a girl with ambition, I work hard and I want to be someone in this world and want to go to heaven at the end of the day. I am working for earthy success for the glory of God, so people can point at me and notice how well he has taken care of me because alone I am totally incapable. I am working for spiritual success to be with Him forever. It’s a great balancing act indeed!

This blog is going to be about my struggles in my worldly and spiritual life. it’s going to be about the many defeats and victories that a lot of coptic youth, who are outside of their homes, face everyday. I am mostly going to tackle the dilemma of being a young women who is chasing after her dreams, career wise, and chasing after God’s heart at the same time.

Pray for me,

Coptic Girl



Just another girl who was born and raised in the Coptic church and is trying to keep her eyes fixed on Jesus despite all of the world's distractions.

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