Ladies and Gents, 2013 is upon us. Whether we realize it or not each and every one of us is thinking of something they’d like to do better than they did in 2012.
Losing weight, making more money, or being a better person are common New Year Resolutions that are set to mark the start of the new year. Now I have never really ever had a New Year’s Resolution so I thought that 2013 would be a great year to start.
College is an extraordinary thing. It is an incredibly fun time, but also forces you to think for yourself more than you’ve ever done in your life. There are no parents to advise you on what to do, it’s just you and the consequences of your choices.
“Do I go do something fun, or do I stay in the room and study for this test in a couple days?”
You and only you are responsible for the negative consequences for making the wrong decision.
In college you also get a chance to find your spiritual identity and make what you believe your own. With the help of my buddy Christopher Mack, a faculty member within Baylor spiritual life, I have started to practice lectio divina as a way to take my relationship to another level. Growing up in church I have always been very great at knowing all the facts about the Bible, what it means to be a Christian, etc. but have often struggled with making that firm connection on a daily basis and really get to know Christ on a personal level.
I say all of that to tell you that I have 3 really important New Year’s resolutions:
1. Make better grades
2. Be a better friend, boyfriend, son, grandson, etc.
3. Connect with Jesus Christ on a deeper level than I did in 2012
The fact is I am never going to be the perfect student, the perfect person, or the perfect Christian.
But I can strive to be the best. Here’s to an incredible 2013.