...I'm always grieved and unhappy when a Christian student fails an examination. 'Ah but' he says 'I have been spending my time in the work of the Christian Union; I have been dong a lot of evangelising', But a student does not go to college to evangelise; he goes there to get qualified to get into a profession or some other calling; and if he uses the time and money of his parents and o fthe State that has helped to get there, in doing that evangelistic work, to the neglect of his proper studies, he has really been letting down the Christian cause...I came close to failing at times because I couldn't do my course - mathematics almost defeated me in the end - but that's not the case for most people. There's a case to say I should have done a course that I was better at... sometimes you find yourself in a situation that's not ideal however, and all you can do is persevere with it - learning to work at something.
A Christian student is at University to study - but also has great opportunities for evangelism. Above all a student, even today, has vast amounts of time. Sadly a lot of that time is wasted - often by sleep and the absence of any time management.... 168 hours a week can go a long way, and can easily accomodate an active life and 40+ hours of study a week.
It is a waste of life for people not to consider who Jesus is, but its also a waste of life not to live it... not to work well... In any workplace a Christian is there to work, to work as to the Lord, with humility. My work is to be an evangelist/bibleteacher so I need to do that, but my wife is a teacher. She's not at school to preach. Opportunities come of course, but above all she is there to humbly work as a teacher: teaching music to children.