Last year my word was “Thrive.”
While I can’t say was completely successful in all areas of that intention, I did grow vigorously in many ways throughout 2021, for which I am so very grateful. And that journey gets to continue into 2022.
As I began thinking about this year and watching for a guiding word I struggled. January 1st came and still, nothing felt present to me. Then, as I read my daily devotional it was presented to me straight to my face.
Committed. Godfidence. Romans 12:2
Let’s address the elephant – yes my word of the year is actually two words AND a Bible verse. I know.
A struggle for me as a Christian has always been focusing completely and giving up control to God. I have a strong sense of will and stubbornness that I can figure things out, even on my own. And time and time again I am humbled into realizing that I cannot do it all, but God has my back and he can!
Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
This Bible verse is fitting for many reasons. Coincidently it was a verse I was leaning into at the beginning of 2021, and it was coming back up as if almost to say “hey, hello you forgot about me – let’s not do that again.” But also because a main part of this verse is “the renewing of your mind,” a commitment of daily practice to spend time with God in his word. And in order to be transformed, to truly live my life in confidence over fear and break patterns and cycles I know are holding me back it was clear to me that the answer was commitment and confidence in God. Again, God has my back! Committed Godfidence.
Committed – yes to the renewing of my mind and to having confidence in God. But I will also be committed to learning more about myself through this. I will also remain committed to my work and showing up for my clients. And when God’s placed something on my heart I will gladly and confidently do. the. thing.
While many of my goals and desires are much the same as 2021 and I desire to live in that intention still, this year I am taking the focus off of myself and letting my confidence come from and be in God and his plan for me. And I’m trusting that he will lead me to where I need to go in this year.