What lingers in your life that you still need to change? I still struggle with procrastination, worry, jealousy, timeliness and comparison. I am not quite sure why I compare myself to others, why I worry about things that are out of my control, why do I procrastinate, or put off doing things so there is a time crunch, and why I am jealous when I am worthy of love. But in my human form, I am flawed. Psalm 139:14 says, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
So for 2017, my word that the Lord has given me is FOCUS.
I am a Faithful, Obedient, Called, Unswerving, Servant. So much to focus on but really has to do with the message in Matthew 6 on prayer, and to not worry but to seek God’s Kingdom first.
Will you pray for your direction from God and see what your word this new year will be? You can join communities that have the same word if you want some encouragement. Oneword365.com Google One word. This year my word has been hope. My wise friend Dr. Michelle Bengtson said, “Be careful of setting expectations of yourself that aren’t necessarily God ordained. They create fear and destroy your peace.”
So I need to change some things like worry, jealousy, procrastination, prayer, timeliness and comparing myself to others. I am a work in progress. In 2017, when I focus on Christ and His word and not on me, I will change. Change my heart oh God, make it ever true, change my heart oh God. May I be like you.
Beloved, what is your word?