Let This Year Be Done

As I begin to think of the new year ahead, I am starting to think of my mission. My mission on this blog, my mission in life, my mission in faith, and my mission for the world. I began this blog almost exactly a year ago, and since then it has been something that I have felt fulfills my mission not only in faith, but in life. Fiat, or “let it be done unto me” is the phrase that started me on this journey, and is the phrase that adheres me to it as well.

This year has been one of discovery for me. It has brought me to label myself as an artist, as a writer, and as a worthy daughter of God. I have been brought to my knees by both penetrating struggles and captivating happiness. This phrase, fiat, has never left my side in all of this. In fact, I have found new meaning in it because of my experiences.

My motto this year will continue to be “let it be done unto me,” but it has taken on a new meaning in my life. Instead of just saying “yes” to God’s will in my life I am going to take action. I will look my struggles directly in the face and say this prayer:

Lord, let this year be given unto me. Let anxiety be given unto me. Let piles of homework taller than I am be given unto me. Let drama and doubt be given unto me. Let the things that will happen in my life this year be done unto me so that I may be one step closer to you. Let these things be done unto me so that my life may be a light for others in their darkest nights the way they have been lights in mine.

I also pray, dear readers, that you may find a way to form your own “fiat” prayer for this year. I pray that you will be able to stare your struggles in the face and show them that you have a God greater and more powerful than any fear, adversity, or trial that you can face in this life.

I would like to leave you with my favorite verse, a verse that has helped me through many trials in the past and will continue to do so in the future. As you feel the weight of life coming down upon you and threatening to crush you in its path say “NO”.

“No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~Romans 8:37-39


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