If you give a girl a year…she might just ask for a word to go with it.
And if she asks for a word to go with it…she might just find herself undone by grace.
It’s that time of year again…renewed dreams, fresh commitments, and—my favorite—new “Words of the Year.” Every January, I’m excited to see the diversity of themes divinely placed on our hearts.
2015 was my year of not bowing down to fear, as the Lord loosened anxiety’s stronghold over my spirit. While still evolving, I’m grateful for the progress His power affords me.
As we invite Him into our days, with even the simplest of offerings—a “One Word” focus—He shows up with His relentless grace and does a supernatural switcheroo.
His Switcheroo theme for me this year is a comical one, considering airplanes are scary death machines and all. (I might need a remedial course in last year’s theme.)
In 2016, I learn to “fly.”
While I anticipate this focus drifting its way through every busy hat I wear, my favorite part about these “words of the year” is the stuff we can’t begin to fathom He’ll do. His heart, broader than our insight.
And if we’re careful to give Him back the “words” he first gave, He’ll change us in ways that January is too young to understand.
The last 20-plus years have found me in Mom-mode, so, coming back to the writing table has been quite an education. I’ve spent the past year getting a grip on the ropes, learning about blogging, growing as a writer.
While I never wish to stop learning, this year my focus is in the air.
In a recent webinar by Michael Hyatt, he shared that in order to make an impact on our dreams, we need to operate from within our “Discomfort Zones.”
He went on to say that fear, uncertainty, and doubt are emotions we should welcome, as they are positive indicators that we’ve crossed into the Discomfort Zone.
Well, isn’t that just all kinds of freeing? Rather than letting these seemingly negative emotions interrupt us, let us instead give a knowing grin, and keep on flying.
As this ground-loving girl is divinely escorted through Wings-R-Us, seamlessly altering her inmost vulnerabilities, I realize I can’t be the only one in need of some flight lessons this year.
So, friends, I’m excited to share my heart for Chasing Holiness in 2016. This year, I’ll be focusing on 12 practical attributes of the word “Fly” as monthly themes here on the blog.
Own, Arise, Calm, Confidence, Create, Accept, Free, Enough, Reach, Remember, Seek, and, this month’s theme, Jump.
I’ve saved you a seat by the window; I hope you’ll join me—right here in the Discomfort Zone—as we give wings to 2016.
~ Blessed to link up this week with these lovely ladies: Intentional Tuesdays , Testimony Tuesday , Titus 2sday ,#TellHisStory , Coffee for Your Heart , Thought Provoking Thursday , #DanceWithJesus , Faith Filled Friday , Faith and Friends Friday and Weekend Whispers ~