A time of change is upon me.
A new semester, a new challenge of new classes
New freshman have arrived fearful and lonely.
I am a Student, Resident Assistant, and friend.
My responsibilities pull in all directions.
All expecting what is Grant.
The formula is unknown to me.
As a student I am overwhelmed.
So many classes with such high expectations
I do not feel up to the task.
As the Resident Assistant I am challenged.
I am the leader who looks for one to follow.
I do not have the strength to say what I should.
I am challenged to accept the responsibility.
Work orders, meetings, and decisions overwhelm me.
How can such a busy student and challenged RA
Be a good friend? I feel incapable of taking the time
I feel incapable of remembering names and issues.
Father, help me.
Help me to be what I am supposed to be.
It was you who called me out from a simple life.
You called me from my dream of fixing cars
To serve you in ministry.
You called me to be educated.
You called me to be a leader on Dorm 4.
You called me to be a friend to other lonely students.
Help me in my time of need.
Give me the strength to be Grant
And the wisdom to know what that means.
Help me to serve to the best of my abilities.
May your face be visible to those around me.