Sadly there is very little I still remember from University. Studying Communications there were a range of interesting subjects from Sociology to Anthropology, from Marketing to Statistics and many others. The one subject which caught my attention from the start was Creative Writing. Yet, even here there is very little I remember being taught except for one phrase, “face the blank page daily’. It was the mantra of our lecturer.
The idea of facing the blank page daily was that if you wanted to grow as a writer you had to write. Everyday. Irrespective of whether you wanted to or not. There was no other way around it. Thinking about writing did not make you a better writer. Writing did.
What is it that you want to grow in? How are you feeding that and stretching yourself? How are you facing the blank page daily? If it is your relationship with God are you meeting with him in prayer, or are you in the Word? If is being loving, are you intentionally trying to be patient, kind, and forgiving of others when they wrong you (see 1 Corinthians 13 for more characteristics of love)? If it is to be more selfless, are you deliberately serving others or engaging in acts of generosity each day?
If you want to grow in your faith and walk with God, there is just no substitute for ordering your life around choices which will help you become the person you want to be. Everyday. In what way could you face the blank page daily?