Wednesday, January 2, 2013

a courageous new year

Hello, friends...and Happy New Year to you.  I can hardly believe 2 months has gone by since my last post.  As you know, I'm somewhat of a thinker...and I've been doing some thinking about what to do with this here li'l blog of mine.  I'm not entirely sure what will be happening as of yet, but I think some changes might be on the way...  I suppose you'll just have to stay tuned to see...

In the meantime, and along the lines of praying for direction for a fresh, new year, I've got a few things that I'm choosing to focus on this year.  A verse, and even more simply, a word.  My verse for this year is Joshua 1:9...
I've been living a bit discouraged and burned out of late, and most definitely NOT as I prayed and asked God to give me something to focus on for this year, as much as it makes me cringe...I felt like He was saying "courage".  So, while I'd rather have a world like "relax" or "rest" or "prosper" or even "succeed" to be my focus...well, that's not what I was sensing...maybe next year.  ;)  For now, I feel like God is speaking to my heart to take courage...which is kind of scary, because of course, being ever the optimist, I start thinking "courage for what???".  I do know some things God is putting his finger on in me that I do need to step up to, that will take some courage, but I am rather hoping that there's not a bunch more (bigger/worse stuff) on the horizon...just waiting to jump up and bite me...  :)  (Like I said, ever the optimist...)

If you want to know more about the idea of a word focus for the year, I got it from the site One Word 365.  You can click the button below to check it out.  I think it's a cool idea, and I'm definitely up for anything that helps me have a bit of focus.  (Goodness knows I need all the help I can get!)  And if you decide to jump in on the idea, I'd love for you to share with me what your Word will be!

Happy 2013 to you!!

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1 comment:

Angela said...

Courage...that's SUCH a good word. I hope your new year is extra wonderful and that you quickly move out of the discouragement that the enemy is using to pull you down.