The past couple of years I have picked a word or two for the year. Something I want to focus on, study, make a point to remember and practice as the year rolls on. I take some time to pray and think about it at the end of the year/start of the next year. I don’t really know how to explain how I decide it’s just something I feel in my heart. So without further ado…
Let the drum roll begin…..
My words for 2012 are obedience and humility.
Obedience. I want to strive for obedience in all that I do. How I act, talk, my motivations, how I treat others, respond to my husband and parent our kids. I want to be obedient to wherever God calls me to, whatever he calls me to do and be. I want to practice obedience even when it’s uncomfortable, or when I think I know better. Abiding in Him in all that I do, with all that I am.
Humility. The longer I am a Christian the more I see how much I need help. How I can’t do this thing called life on my own. How as much as I would like to have it altogether… I don’t. Nope, I don’t. And I’ve come to the hard realization I never will have it all together. I need others and most importantly I need Him. I want to continue to grow in humility before Him and before others. It’s messy at times and causes more feelings of uncomfortableness. It’s scary too when you just let it all go and stand there with your messiness in front of others, in front of Him. But I am convinced, yes I believe good, good things come out of that messiness when we aren’t afraid to show it. When we take down the walls, open up our heart, peel back the layers and are truly know by others. Most importantly by the One who loves and knows us most.
So there it is, obedience and humility.
Let the journey begin…