W O R R Y
It’s something I struggle with on a regular basis. I worry about finances. I worry about relationships. I worry about time. I worry about the future. I worry about things that have never happened. The “what ifs” plague my mind consistently, swarming with fear and drenched in doubt.
The “what ifs” plague my mind consistently, swarming with fear and drenched in doubt.
2016 was a year for me to dream again. A year to stop the worry and fear and to just respond in obedience to God. He accomplished many things through teaching me to say yes, to look fear in the face and do the hard thing, and to keep pressing forward even when it seems like hope has been exhausted. I watched as He answered prayers, one by one, right before my eyes. And then, as I sat at church one morning, I quietly asked God for a new word in this new year that He has already written for me. The word He whispered was “chosen.”
In 1 Peter 2:9 it says, “But you are a CHOSEN race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession.” This isn’t because of our doing, it is because of His grace. I believe this year will be another year to shatter the darkness of worry and fear and to step out in the boldness of Christ and say yes to the things He has planned for me. To learn to be chosen and set apart, being about my Father’s work even when it isn’t easy or what the world thinks is trendy or cool. Take time today to ask Him what He wants you to focus on in 2017.
I believe this year will be another year to shatter the darkness of worry and fear and to step out in the boldness of Christ and say yes to the things He has planned for me.
Know this: It will be challenging. Just because there is a beautiful lesson or word that is attached to this year does not mean it will not be met with opposition or trials. It will. But when it does, cling to His promise to never leave and never forsake, and have faith that He will do what He says He will do.