This year I decided to chose a word for the year. I’ve seen a few people do this, and I really like the idea of having a single word mean so much for you during the year. Since the new year & my birthday are so close, I find goals and reflection to be super important. (And I just LOVE an excuse to make more lists!)
For months, maybe years, I’ve struggled with my purpose. Yes, I know I am a Christian, I know I have purpose. But practically, how am I supposed to be spending my days? I’m a planner by nature, so when my *dream job* plans failed years back, I never really bounced back to finding a new dream. I’ve just been going with the flow, letting the wind blow me where it will. And in that, I’ve had some really amazing learning experiences and some just plain crappy ones. I’m antsy to be doing something I love, not something I dread just thinking about. Something holds me back and that’s me. I lost a lot of confidence at some point, I feel limited. But I’m not. Life is limitless really, at least as far as taking the first steps. That first step though, it’s quite a doozy. It’s scary. It’s wondering if the world will accept you. It’s hoping you don’t fail, again.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
God tells me we are good enough – just how He made us. I can’t let the world tell me otherwise, I need to be strong. I need to think positive, live intentionally, and be brave!
I can’t let life just push me around, I’m not a leaf. I’m an arrow.
So, my word for this year is…
Upon googling the true definition, there were definitely some more violent uses of the word. But this is the one I was trying to find. This year I want to live fiercely. I want to be bold. I want to be challenged. I want to be uncomfortable. I want to grow.
Here are some of my more specific goals this year to push myself into becoming a better me.
- Become an early riser
- Read my Bible everyday
- Be my own boss
- 12 races in 12 months
- Write at least every two weeks
- Volunteer my time
So excited to tackle 2015, and see where God leads me.