Evening Devotional

At the beginning of a new school year, I always feel like I have a chance to remake myself by committing to a new daily discipline that will make me healthier, happier, or more efficient. Maybe it’s because my birthday falls during this time of year or because new teachers, new students, and new opportunities for learning remind me of the hope of the resurrection.

I usually make the mistake of thinking that I can do this new thing all by myself, without consulting with anyone or asking anyone to journey with me.

Inevitably, my efforts to “fly solo” are less successful than they would be if I had taken on these new challenges with family or friends. In a culture where everyone wants to be a leader, what does it mean to be led by others?

As we enter a new academic year, who are the “wise, discerning, and well-regarded” people in your life? How will you bring your gifts to help each other build the Kingdom of God?

~ Heidi J. Kim ~

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