After much thought (it is almost the end of the month already!), I have decided that my word of the year would be....
This is a very scary word for me. I know that God's ways are perfect. I know that whatever He has planned for me will be far better than anything I can imagine. I know that He will carry me through and provide for anything I need.
So why do I struggle with FEAR?
I will admit, part of the reason is because I am a control freak. I
like need to know what is going to happen, how it will happen, when it will happen....you get the picture. Following where the Lord leads means I am giving all control to Him, and accepting whatever His will is. I really want to do this, but FEAR keeps getting in the way.
I fear what the future could hold. I fear getting out of my comfort zone. I fear what others would think of me. I fear failure. I fear the cost~financial, emotional, physical or otherwise.
I can look on our life and see the times we obeyed God's prompting. I see how stressed we were making excuses and I see the peace when we were acting in obedience. I see it during our adoption. I see it in our decision to homeschool. I see it in job offers both accepted and declined.
So this year, I will work on trust. This verse says it all for me...
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". Proverbs 3:5-6