Trust-My One Word for 2016

 

 

In early 2015, I first heard of the “one word” thing. A friend mentioned to me that she had chosen one word for 2015. I thought, “that’s nice,” but didn’t give a ton of thought to it after that. Throughout 2015, I heard and read of more and more people doing it. And at the end of 2015, my husband mentioned that he had heard of it and was thinking about doing it.

This helped me to decide that  I should maybe consider at least praying about whether God would give me one word for the year of 2016. I will be honest, I didn’t really think that I would get a word. But surprise! I received a word quite quickly. I got the word “trust,” along with the verse Proverbs 3:5 and 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

I got the word “trust,” along with the verse Proverbs 3:5 and 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

I was a little surprised but realized instantly that it fit. I have recently chosen a different path-one that doesn’t involve the easy, comfortable way that I used to live. This path means that I am constantly pushing and breaking through my comfortable way of living. It means I am staring fear in the face and squeaking past it. I believe that God is calling me to be more intentional. To work towards fulfilling some of my dreams, instead of pushing them to the side because I’m too scared like I have in the past.

Some of the practical ways I am learning to trust:

  • I am learning to let go of the doubt that says; “You didn’t hear God’s voice on that, that is totally stupid, nobody else is doing it,” voice.
  • I am learning that I need to let go of what I “think” people around me are thinking of me and no longer care. This isn’t in an “I don’t care kind of way,” but in more of I won’t let that affect me that way.
  • I am learning to be willing to look stupid and like a failure. I’m not always going to get listening to God’s voice 100% right, but I’m willing to try. (Along with this, I absolutely believe there is great wisdom in having godly advisors in our lives. People like church leaders/Pastors)
  • I am learning to be willing to walk by Faith and not by Sight. It’s hard to go ahead and do something when you don’t know the final outcome, but I believe it’s worth it in the end.
  • I am learning that trust means to trust even when the final outcome isn’t exactly what you want it to be.

What about you? Have you ever had one word? Have you ever considered it? If so, did you feel as if it helped you to walk a more intentional, focused path? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts/feelings on this post. I’d love your feedback!

 

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4 thoughts on “Trust-My One Word for 2016

  1. Cool post. My motto going into 2016 was “love more, worry less.” Would you believe I forgot about it already? I actually had to go back and look it up, as it already got lost in the shuffle. I can sure see how this type of thing could move you in a specific direction. I will have to be more conscious to keep my motto more at the forefront. It will be interesting to see the results. Happy trails on your journey. Don’t forget to have fun with it.

    1. Opps! It is so easy to make new goals/mottos/words and forget about them, isn’t it? Trust is one of those things I don’t think will go away, for me, though. I have a lot of things going on that need trust. I love the “love more, worry less” motto. For what it’s worth, I really appreciate the changes I see in you. You are such a blessing!

  2. Thank you! Change isn’t easy, but I keep plugging away at it. Loving myself in the process and amidst all my faults is huge! After all, God loves me unconditionally….who am I to say any different? You’ve made changes also and I love our chats and visits. You are amazing and a blessing to me also. Keep smiling!

    1. That’s awesome! It is so true that God loves us unconditionally, seems like I am always needing to remind myself of that.

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