It’s a new year and I know I should feel fresh and inspired. But, if I’m honest, all I feel is tired. I have lost my writing mojo. I am completely out of words.
I have been living in survival mode.
I am not a New Year’s resolution kind of girl because, let’s face it, I can’t even commit to a lipstick color. I certainly will not stick to any lofty weight loss or organizational promises.
I do love the idea of the OneWord movement which has been so popular of late. Even I can focus on one word and, so, I’ve been thinking. What did I most want to change in the new year? What holds me back from all that God wants for me.
I knew the answer instantly. Fear.
There is fear of not having enough, not being enough, not doing enough. There is fear of what people think and whether or not they like me. There is fear that I will never accomplish whatever it is I am supposed to accomplish with the one vapor of a life I have been given.
I was astonished to realize as I read in Genesis that the first real human emotion mentioned is fear.
And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” – Genesis 3:10 ESV
Just like that. Satan entered the picture and brought fear right along with him. We have been living in fear ever since.
I am declaring 2016 to be my year without fear. I invite you to join me as I journey through Scripture, life and this year living unafraid for 365 days.
What is your OneWord?
4 thoughts on “Living Unafraid for 365 Days”
I’ve heard so much about the one word thing. Never done it, but it sounds way more manageable than a New Year’s resolution. I think fear is an excellent one. One that definitely holds me back more than I would like. Good luck with your non-resolution!
Abide in Him…I guess I could hashtag it and make it #oneword #abideinHim…I thought my word was still trust, since I have done a not awesome job of doing better at that…Until I realized, trust isn’t about doing, it’s about being….being in constant relationship with Him…abiding in Him…I was going about it all wrong and trying to “do” things that would help with my trust issues…instead of being still in Him…
Fear is a good word…and I’m in the same writing funk as you…Praying 2016 is a year of living unafraid for us all! Hugs friend!
Mine is definitely #abide. At the end of 2015, He was showing me my busyness, and I know He is drawing me closer and closer to Him. I just have to make the time to abide with Him. Great post!
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