The start of a new year was the start of a new situation, better understanding, different perspectives and a whole new journey. I started blogging thinking I was ready, but then the bug got me and I became fearful that no one would like what I had to say and that I would fail.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR. This is my year to do better for myself.
2018 is my year for obedience to God, I will read (Bible) more and even write, which I do. I just don’t post them or I wait too long (I think) to post it. This year is also the year of abundance and favor. Coming up with my word for 2018 was not easy as some would think, and no, I just didn’t pull a word out of the top of my head. I was in prayer to God asking him to reveal that one word that is most important to for me to focus on. And in that quiet time with Him, He revealed the word OBEDIENCE.
There was no shock there because I knew that I was not that in 2017 and needed to do better. After that He sent me two other words from a great inspirational lady I follow on Facebook and those words were ABUNDANCE and FAVOR.
So, God gave me the first task, which for me to complete one that I was supposed to do in 2017; which was to read all of Proverbs. I did start reading it last year and I’m not going to lie I wasn’t really all that focused or into reading it like I needed to be. So I only read to chapter 2 (ugh). We all fall short sometimes but having learned our lesson from our disobedience the last time, we have to pick ourselves up and find our focus (God) again. By being obedient and letting God take lead over our life and the situations that life might (will) bring, we begin to lean on faith in God. Hebrews 11:1 says,
“To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”
I have to rely on my faith in God because He has never nor will He ever lead in the wrong direction. I get scared sometimes as we all do, but I have to stay focused on Him and the direction He is leading me on. No direction is perfect and yes there will be some hills and some stops along the way, yet that’s what make us who we are -perfectly imperfect people. We should be excited knowing that He has total faith in us, even when we don’t have faith in Him or ourselves at times.