“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1
As we start fresh with this new year, I wanted to ask God with expectancy what His word or phrase for me for the year should be. And I am completely not surprised by His answer. If there’s one thing that I struggle with, it’s worry… and I worry a lot. I worry about the smallest, biggest, and everything in between. And I also have a hard time seeing beyond where I am… especially when it’s not where I want to be.
This year, I believe God is wanting to break me of both things. Instead of worrying – trust Him completely. And instead of feeling hopeless in any situation – trust the process. Know that every time has a season and every season comes to an end, whether good or bad. To look beyond the seasons and know that He is right there, constant in every one of them. I feel like worrying and feeling stuck are tied together with the commonality of keeping my eyes earth-focused when they should be heaven-focused. So this year, as I begin fresh and new, I want to be filled with hope and trust. I want to know without wavering that my God comes through. I want to be heaven-focused instead of tied-up in “civilian affairs.” What is your word or phrase? And if you haven’t asked, just do it! You won’t regret it.