Happy New Year!! :)
I can't believe it's 2013 already.
Crazy how the years just fly by!
Do you make resolutions?
I used to when I was younger because it was the "cool thing to do."
Then I realized that nobody ever keeps them.
It's a good concept, too bad we can't follow through.
I have to admit, I saw my Instagram friend, Jessica post her "One Little Word" the other day and I thought it was a spectacular idea!
So I started brainstorming a list of words that could be mine.
Some of them included: authentic, intentional, boldness, quiet, enough.
I woke up today and have just been in a "mood" all day.
So with the word grace at the top of the list, I decided that it needed to be my word for 2013.
When I get in one of these moods, I just don't have patience for anyone.
So God was talking to me loud and clear this morning.
God has been convicting me of needing more grace in my life.
I need more grace with others.
I need more grace with myself.
And my Father continually gives me grace every, single time I fail.
Being a Type-A personality, a red, I'm not the most gentle person.
I can be an abrasive, bossy, perfectionist that doesn't have room to give anyone grace. Myself included.
Man, that's rough.
I pray this year that I can grow into a woman of grace.
I want others to be able to see that change in me.
To be able to ask, "What is it about her? What does she have that I don't?"
And I want God to be able to shine through me in all circumstances, extending grace to those who need it, even when I don't particularly want to give it.
This will definitely be a challenge to me, and it was even this morning.
But my God is still in the miracle-business.
He can help me make it happen!
So I may not have "resolutions," I do have a word.
And a list of things that I want to continue doing:
-keep reading with SheReadsTruth
(by the way, a new plan started today! There's still time to read along with us!)
-keep trying to find a church home
-keep being intentional in my life
What word would you choose for 2013?
I do have to share one more thing.
My Instagram and bloggy friend, Rachel posted this verse and it just made me think.
I had to steal it from her and post it here for you! :)
When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.