It’s the start of week three here at Samford, which means we are well into the craziness of Step Sing mixed with classes and the ever-looming fear of catching the flu (stay healthy ladies). It’s during times like this when it’s good to stop and take time in the word in preparation for the week ahead.
That’s why I want to start a weekly devotion based off of our creed as little reminders of who we are called to be as women in Zeta.
This week’s line: “To realize that within our grasp in Zeta Tau Alpha lies the opportunity…. to be true to ourselves and to those within and without our circle.”
Being true to yourself is so much easier said than done, especially in the digital age that we live in. With social media and magazines bombarding us with articles with the top 5 ways to be your best self, it’s very easy to get lost in a sea of what we’re supposed to be versus who we are.
“Am I saying this now to win the approval of people or God? Am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.” Galatians 1:10.
Being true to those within our circles, while important, can often be much easier than being true to those outside of the circle that we become so comfortable in.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
Does anyone else think that it’s strange that we can sit next to the same person in class for three months, but never get past a simple hi at the start of class? Maybe, if you really hit it off you’ll exchange notes and study together, but that’s typicall the extent of the relationship.
When did we become so impersonal to the people who surround us in our daily lives?
Here’s a challenge: get to know someone new. Ask that person who sits next to you in your intro class how their weekend was. And, here’s the tough part, tell them something about yourself. Start a real, genuine, true relationship (see the theme here?).
So, in reveiw, stay true to yourself and make some new friends. Let’s make this a great semester ladies!