Job LivedWednesday, January 06, 2016
This is the time of year when many Christian bloggers choose their “one word”. Rather than making New Year’s resolutions or even setting goals, we pick a word to focus on throughout the year. The focus word is chosen in order to grow, learn and discover all that God wants to do in and through us. I tried this first in 2014 with the word “courage” and learned to develop a bravery in me as I faced the challenges of that year. Last year I chose the word “expectancy” and discovered how to wait upon the Lord with hope and anticipation, knowing that He was going to do something great (and He did…as always!)
This year the word that comes to my mind and is heavy on my heart is “live”. For far too long I have been stuck going through the motions. I have gotten into the bad habit of focusing on what could have been, what I felt should have been and my feelings of loss surrounding my shattered dreams. As a result, I have stopped fully living. The repercussions of this have been damaging, as I seem to have lost my feelings of self. My enthusiasm has waned.
In addition, I have not been fully present for those whom I love and who love me. Obviously, this can’t continue! Time marches on and will wait for no man (or woman!)
God has been doing a great work within me; a work of healing and growth. Sometimes, though, I must admit the work has been slower than my liking! But, I also know that God’s timing is perfect. While I enjoy His healing hand upon me, I also know I should not sit still being counterproductive to what He is accomplishing.