For the last two years I have participated in the whole “one word” idea. In 2011, my word was obedience–and what a year that was.For 2012, my word was Trust. Both times I prayed about my word and God amazed and humbled me with how each of these words truly did somewhat define the overall theme of the year for me.
It’s that time again. I have prayed and waited and asked and listened and my heart has heard the word for this year, and to be honest, I’m not all that thrilled about it. I thought about not sharing it, because the word itself implies a brokenness that I am uncomfortable admitting.
The truth is, with each of the words I have chosen (or God has whispered to me) I have been somewhat reluctant. Even the words themselves are not easy–obedience is hard, trust–equally challenging in a different way. This year, my word actually makes me the most anxious of the three.
The thing is, God has been gracious enough to teach me about these things in good order. As I have learned to obey Him more fully, He has shown Himself to be fully trustworthy. He has shown up again and again–and again, in huge ways during the last two years. Now, because I understand more than ever, His faithfulness, I do trust Him with whatever the coming year holds.
I know that no matter my personal reservations, obedience is paramount to living fully for Christ. So, as I accept what my one word for this year will be, I’m embracing it with both human trepidation, and faithful hope for what God will do.
My one word for 2013 is:
Have you chosen a word for 2013?
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