Who is ready to kick on the NEW YEAR? I know, we don’t have a lot of choice, right? For many, this is a day to re-coup from last night’s festivities while others will begin to work on their New Year’s resolutions. I don’t make resolutions or at least I don’t call them that – I make a list of things that I want to accomplish in the new year. For me, resolutions goals that we are doomed to fail at and then toss aside.
Each year I select a word for the year. I search long and hard for it. I pray for the right word because it will be my focus for the year. When the going gets rough, I will rely on IT to bring me back to focus on my desired list of accomplishments. This is Year 3 – first it was FAITH (pre-blogging) and last year it was EMBRACE. And I did EMBRACE all that came my way which wasn’t always easy. Although change can be AWESOME, it isn’t always easy, right?
As usual, I was looking for a word that would be life changing. Of course, I was comparing it to what I thought it should be and what others might use. The truth is that God was truly in control. The first word that came into my head was ‘TRUST”. THEN I became looking for other words – but the word TRUST kept creeping back in. Was God trying to tell me that I had TRUST issues? WOW! That is for a whole other blog.
Why couldn’t I just “TRUST” that this was the right word? So I went looking for a verse that would help me to understand what God was trying to tell me. Here is what I found:
Trust is defined as “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something” and as “acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation.” It is the second definition that really got my attention. Or maybe it was the SMACK on the head? Faith and Trust are intertwined which is why it was so hard for me to accept this as my word for the year. I mean I had FAITH, right? I had spent a whole year working to EMBRACE the changes and the blessings, right?
When I read Proverbs 3:5-6, I realized that I still lean on my own understanding of things. I still want to fix things. I still want to take action when I don’t think God has answered my prayers in MY time frame. I really need to TRUST the process. I need to lean on God for ALL things and TRUST him to direct my path. Which doesn’t mean that I should take control when things don’t go my way. Hmm??? This could be a year of growth in a BIG way – personally and in my business. Was I ready for it? Was I ready to TRUST the process no matter what the outcome? God is in control and I TRUST that he will direct my path. I have FAITH in his ability to provide for my needs. I will EMBRACE the blessings that he will send my way.
If you could pick ONE word for this year, what would it be? Share it with us…
Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year!
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!
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