Yesterday I spoke to a friend who was feeling overwhelmed by the weight of her deadlines and responsibilities, seemingly magnified by the speed at which it all happens Senior year. I remember feeling the same way during this time last year. How could I be expected to accomplish everything and make all of these decisions I need to when I have no idea what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, much less eat for breakfast tomorrow? Now as a recent graduate, I still get caught up in these same questions and anxieties, sometimes to the point of self-absorption. Sometimes I become so concerned with these decisions for myself, I forgot to think of the people around me. It was these all too familiar anxieties that led me to Romans 12:1-8 for #lookoutlivingword.
We often turn to this passage as a Summer Camp Staff, when discovering how we can work together as the many moving parts of one body, the Body of Christ. Today, this passage reminds me to view myself in connection with others, the many parts of the Body of Christ, to keep from feeling consumed by on my own 99 problems. It also avers that God has not only given each of us a portion of faith, but also spiritual gifts with which to navigate the future. I think that if we allow that the knowledge of that faith and confidence in our spiritual gifts to guide us, these rest-of-my-life decisions will open up like flowers before us.
I look forward to hearing your own interpretations and life applications of #lookoutlivingword. As always, remember to use SOAP!
Walk in Love,