“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members to one another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” – Romans 12: 4-8
There’s a shelf at my school filled with books faculty and alumni have published. Simply put, it’s my goal to have my own book on that shelf. My word of the year is create.
I’ve had this dream ever since I started writing and the habit of writing every day has been pushed aside as I’ve prioritized school, volunteering, and friendships (which are all very important). This year I want to do my best to make writing a habit.
The word create does not only apply in my writing aspirations, just as the ability to create is not only for art. We can create routines to be productive at school or work. There is room to create a plan to exercise and eat healthy throughout the week. As a student, I’m learning not to be glued to my desk to study, but to create space for friendships and time for intentional conversations. I can work to create a life where I spend less time distracted and more time aware of God’s glory.
Everyone has gifts to share with the world to point others to God. Whatever your word of the year is, know He is with us as we walk toward our goals.
Happy New Year,